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Located in West Yorkshire approximately 6 miles East of Knottingley.
Little Heck Common lane runs parallel to the ECML which is on an embankment fairly clear of vegetation, the Knottingley to Goole line passes under the ECML. The lane crosses this line at Heck Ings crossing which is now a pedestrian only foot crossing. A few hundred meters to the East is the Drax Branch.
Railway type and traffic
NXEC, Arriva XC, Hull Trains, DB Schenker, Freightliner [Hoppers to and from Drax to the Southern ports, mainly Immingham, pass under the ECML then approx 20 minutes later appear on the ECML].
Knottingley to Goole line:
DB Schenker, Freightliner, GBRf all operate into Drax with coal, oil and gypsum, Northern Rail provides an infrequent service.
The lane is a single track road with very little traffic in open countryside.
From the M62, junction 34:
Head north to Selby on the A19 and in just under 1 mile, turn right at the first roundabout on to the A645 towards Hensall. After going over the railway line turn left at the traffic lights, towards Hensall station. Follow this road and turn right at the sign towards Gowdall/Snaith. Once out of the village take the right right down the lane which will lead you under the ECML and then onto the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Heck Ings Crossing map co-ordinates
There are opportunities to park at the roadside or by the crossing itself.
There is no bus service, Hensall Station is about 1.5 miles West of the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no facilities, Snaith being the nearest village of any size about 2 miles East.
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The ECML runs North South on an embankment.
The Knottingley – Goole line runs West East.
By moving either side of the crossing there is a wide variety of available shots at most times of the day.
A 200mm plus telephoto lens will reach traffic coming off the Drax branch. Very few trees except to the North East of the Knottingley – Goole line.
General views - All photographs © Alexander Clark unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking north east
Fig 3 - Looking west
Fig 4 - Looking north
Fig 5 - Looking south
Fig 6 - Looking north west
Fig 7 - Looking north
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