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Written by Mark Widdop - 15 Oct 2007
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
The location is in the middle of a field opposite Daw Mill colliery around 4 miles north of Coventry, on the Nuneaton - Water Orton 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 can also be a diversion route for the West Coast when the Coventry line is shut, with the electric trains being dragged with class 57 locomotives.
The location is in the middle of a field.
Road directions
From Coventry City Centre:
Leave the ring road at Junction 9 Signposted Keresley, follow this road (B4098) straight following signs for Corley and Fillongley leaving the city (Road names are Radford Road leading to Keresley Road, leading to Tamworth Road), you will pass through the villages of Corley and Fillongley, just before the Colliery there is a left turn named 'Daw Mill Lane' take this road, taking care for oncoming vehicles as it is very 'challenging' to pass. Pass under the railway bridge, then cross a small brook, there is then a sharp turn in the road away from the railway line with a farmers entrance to the right, park here taking care not to obstruct the farmer, a public footpath leads across this field to the colliery although it becomes impassable.

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Daw Mill Colliery map co-ordinates
You can park in the farmers entrance to the field, taking care not to block it.
Public transport
Stagecoach service 717 operates hourly between Nuneaton and Birmingham International and passes along the B4114 between Furnace End, Church End and Shustoke.

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There are pubs and shops in the village of Fillongley.
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Daw Mill Colliery

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Streetmap links
Daw Mill Colliery general view map
Daw Mill Colliery close up map

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Daw Mill Colliery

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Photographic notes
The location is best for an afternoon shot, as in the morning you can be looking straight into the sun, shots are only available in a westbound direction.

General views - All photographs © Mark Widdop unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

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