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Written by Steve Blackwell - 18 Apr 2012
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Location notes
A bridge on Southbourne Road in Southbourne, Dorset.
Railway type and traffic
Overlooking the Dorset Line you can see Desiros and Voyagers daily, a few freights weekly.
There are also occasional units visiting Bournemouth T+RSMD for repairs and locomotives visiting the Swanage Railway.
A nice and quiet spot, in a safe residential area.
Road directions
Off the A35 (Christchurch Road) onto Southbourne Road.

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Southbourne Road Bridge, Pokesdown map co-ordinates
There is plenty of free parking on Stourvale Road.
Public transport
A short walk from Pokesdown Station or take the bus from Bournemouth, services 1A,1B,1C or 2A,2B,2C.

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A variety of shops on Christchurch Road and a short walk from Southbourne Grove which is a great high street full of independent cafes and shops.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Southbourne Road Bridge, Pokesdown

Googly map
Streetmap links
Southbourne Road Bridge, Pokesdown general view map
Southbourne Road Bridge, Pokesdown close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Southbourne Road Bridge, Pokesdown

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Photographic notes
You can only shoot trains head on when they are travelling on the up line.
The view is to the west of the bridge, you can see to the east but there is no footpath on that side and would involve standing in the road.

General views - All photographs © Steve Blackwell unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

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