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Shustoke is about halfway on the Birmingham-Nuneaton line.
Railway type and traffic
Local 'Central' units can be seen on the line, as can various freight workings, mainly DB Schenker and Freightliner.
This is a quiet location in the countryside.
From the M42, Junction 9:
Head south on the A446 until you reach the first roundabout. Turn left here into the dual carriageway (Faraday Lane) and take the first left which will take you to Lea Marston.
From here, head Eastwards which will bring you to Whitacre Heath. When you reach the main road, turn right, and follow this road until you need a left hand turn to Hogrills End. Take this turning, and follow the road bearing right down Hogrills End Lane when you reach the small junction. Just after this road bears left, you should notice Lansdown House to your right. Keep going, and you will then pass another farm building on your right, and there is a left hand turning, but keep going until you get to a couple of houses on your left. You can park here (without blocking there drives) and you should notice the public footpath on the other side of the road. This leads down to the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #2 map co-ordinates
You can park your vehicle safely at the side of the road.
Alternatively, you can park in the car park which is accessible from the south of the reservoir. All Shustoke locations are linked by the same footpath, but it is easier to get to the single locations as described in their 'individual' road directions.
There are at least a couple of pubs in nearby Whitacre Heath. Also nearby is Water Orton which has many shops that should provide for most needs.
You could always try the Railway Guest House in Whitacre Heath. There is also a large hotel just to the North of Lea Marston, which is situated off of Haunch lane.
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Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #2
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Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #2
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NoteThis location isn`t actually a crossing, but an underpass. Once under the railway, there are some steps which bring you back up to a decent height to take photographs.
Photos are only really possible from the south of the line, but can be had in both directions. Shadows from the trees can be troublesome at certain times of the year, so mid-summer is generally the best time of year here.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking east
Fig 4 - Looking south
From the road
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