Development Help Required
As you will probably notice, looking around the site, the information contained here is becoming old and outdated. This is due to a lack of time, but not commitment, from the main developer.
We are now looking for web/app developers to help with the site.
If you are interested please use the contact form
to get in touch with any ideas or help you can offer.
There is a mobile version of this site - m.trainspots
. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Long Marston is an ex-MOD site some 7 miles to the south-west of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is partly used for the storage of redundant rolling stock and locomotives although maintenance and repair and testing of certain items of stock is also carried out. It is situated at the end of a long siding from Honeybourne station, on the Oxford - Worcester line and used to be on the GWR main line from Birmingham to the West Country and South Wales. The nearest major towns are Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham.
Railway type and traffic
This is a single line branch which sees as required traffic comprising off-lease locomotives and various types of vans, wagons and tanks to and from from a variety of locations. There are no timetabled trains and it not worth going without prior knowledge that something is running.
Locomotives from DB Schenker, Freightliner, DRS, Cotswold Rail and GBRf appear from time to time with classes 20, 31, 37, 45, 47, 60 and 66 having appeared over the last couple of years since the Motorail Logistics facility began operations.
You may also see various industrial locomotives in use on the internal system, although a HNRC class 11, 12082 is the most frequently used.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Long Marston, Warwickshire
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual
location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
The site is in open countryside between villages and is safe at all times of day.
If coming from the Evesham (M5) direction use the A46 and B439 and turn right through Welford on Avon. Do not turn off this road, which will take you through to Long Marston village. Drive straight through the village and keep going to Bridge Farm, just before the railway line.
From Stratford, take the B4632 beyond Long Marston Airfield and turn right into Station Road. Go to the end of this road and turn left to Bridge Farm.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Long Marston, Warwickshire map co-ordinates
Drive past Bridge Farm, over the railway to where there is very limited parking by the sign on the right. Do not be tempted to partially block the road as some heavy and agricultural traffic uses the road and your car will get damaged. If the ground is wet, be careful how far off the road you pull as you may slide into the ditch.
There are buses from Stratford - a No.27 does a circular route past the bridge but I do not know if they would stop in the right place. It is not a long walk from the village anyway.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no nearby facilities but Long Marston village has a good pub and village shop. There is also an excellent cafe/restaurant at an antiques centre at the far end of Station Road.
There are Bed and Breakfasts both in Long Marston and Welford on Avon.
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.
Long Marston, Warwickshire
Long Marston, Warwickshire general view map
Long Marston, Warwickshire close up map
Windows Local Live Link
- image quality may vary
Long Marston, Warwickshire
Who likes this location on facebook
Railway Gen Group
The light is best for incoming trains in the morning and outgoing around lunchtime. Decent shots of ingoing trains can be taken in the late afternoon although this path is very rarely used. The light is all wrong for outgoing trains in the afternoon. The road bridge is the only location apart from a public footpath crossing the branch a few yards to the south. There is no access to the site itself. It is not especially good for video as the line has a low speed restriction and the road can be busy. Shots of trains in the exchange sidings can be taken from the bridge but a lens of around 200mm, for digital users, is required.
General views - All photographs © Peter Tandy unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west
Fig 2 - Looking south west
Fig 3 - Looking north east
All information contained within this is site is © Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.
The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.
This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.
Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.
Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.
The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.