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Written by Geoff Kerr - 31 Jul 2008
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Location notes
Eastwood is between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge on the Calder Valley line in West Yorkshire.
Railway type and traffic
There are frequent passenger services between Manchester and Leeds and between Blackpool, Leeds and York. Types of unit regularly seen are 142, 144, 150, 153, 155, 156 and 158.
There is little freight - some coal and oil and departmental (rails) traffic, also occasional steam specials. The Northern Belle Pullman sometimes uses this line.
Environment
The location is a footbridge in a semi-rural area immediately next to the A646 road between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, by the Menzolit factory.
The area is quite safe.
Road directions
The bridge is easily visible from the main road (A646).

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Eastwood map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking on the A646 is not advisable as it is busy and quite narrow. There is a side road, Jumble Hole Road, nearby on the Hebden Bridge side. This is a safe area to park, with a few houses and some industry.
Public transport
Frequent buses, about 6 an hour, between Halifax, Hebden Bridge, and Todmorden (590, 592) pass the site and stop nearby.

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Amenities
No facilities in the immediate area. It is just over a mile to Hebden Bridge.
Accommodation
There is nothing in the immediate area.
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Photographic notes
The location is good for photography in both directions.
Early/mid morning looking west towards Todmorden, late morning/early afternoon looking east towards Hebden Bridge.
Later in the afternoon, with the sun on the other side of the line, there is a good view eastwards from the lane on the far side of the bridge.
The valley is quite deep and narrow and the available daylight is limited in winter.
The footbridge was closed briefly in August 2015 but reopened when the bridge was resurfaced.


General views - All photographs © Geoff Kerr unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east - Image Terry Campbell


Fig 1 - Looking north east - <i>Image  Terry Campbell</i>


Fig 2 - Looking south west - Image Terry Campbell


Fig 2 - Looking south west - <i>Image  Terry Campbell</i>


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