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The line is situated on the Shrewsbury - Newport line, situated in Bayston Hill, on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
Railway type and traffic
153s, 150s, 158s, and 175s all run along the line. Charters can see anything on them, mostly 67s or 47s.
Freight consists of northbound and southbound steel workings, 60 or 66s being the staple motive power. FLHH run two coal trains, both northbound which will of course have 66s on them.
A lane leading to a farm house, not far from Bayston Hill itself.
Heading on the A5 bound for North Wales, take the first exit at Baileys Island onto the A49 (Hereford Road). After passing through Bayston Hill, the lane is tucked away on the left before a lay-by.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury map co-ordinates
You car can be parked, considerately, on the bridge or road. There is little traffic.
There is a Chinese take away on the A49 on the right going South about 200 yds before Burgs Lane. In the village less than a mile away there is a Spar supermarket, Post Office, Bakery, Chemist, Chip shop, Indian take away, Butchers and fruit and veg store.........
A few Bed and Breakfasts can be found dotted around Bayston Hill.
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Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury
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Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury
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Light is perfect in the morning, for trains heading south. Trains heading north are photable, but not very good. Trains heading south are on a curve, providing a great angle. Shoot on the outside of curve.
General views - All photographs © David Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2 - Looking south west
Fig 3 - Looking south west
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