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A crossing over the two track main line on the Cross Country route between Birmingham and Gloucester and the south west.
Homedown Crossing has been revamped in September / October 2013. The fencing and gates have all been painted white and the stile crossings for pedestrians have been replaced by metal gates. The vehicle ramp over the tracks has been completely relaid although the gates for road-vehicles are padlocked.
Railway type and traffic
Activity through the area include will often include:
Locomotives: 47, 67, 37,20, DB Schenker and Freightliner 66s and the odd 57\3
Units: 143, 150, 156, 158, 170, 180, 220, 221 and HSTs.
A small, little used, occupation crossing to the south of Ashchurch with occasional walkers / joggers crossing the line. No lighting.
From the M5 Junction 9:
Enter the roundabout. Coming from the north it would be the first exit, from the south it will be the 3rd exit. Travel along through a set of traffic lights pass a BP petrol station on the right, go through the traffic lights and turn right before the railway bridge. This goes through Natton to Claydon. Follow the road round a couple of bends and down a long straight bit with the railway line passing parallel with you on the left. At the end of the straight bit of road, bare a left turn and pull up to the crossing gates. These gates are hardly used so you will be able to park down this lane.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Ashchurch, Homedowns Crossing, Natton map co-ordinates
You can park your car on the lane at the location.
Nearest place to grab something to eat or drink is the BP garage near the motorway approx 10 mins drive away.
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Ashchurch, Homedowns Crossing, Natton
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Ashchurch, Homedowns Crossing, Natton
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Sun in the afternoons makes southbound photography difficult. You can get long views of approaching trains in both directions although they pass at speed and the angle is quite low as you are right next to the line.
The area is quiet so it will also be suitable for videos.
General views - All photographs © Jack Boskett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking north
Fig 5 - Looking south
Fig 6 - Looking south
Fig 7 - Looking south
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