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Situated on the main Edinburgh - Glasgow line , between Polmont and Linlithgow
Railway type and traffic
Variety of ScotRail DMU , working between Edinburgh and Glasgow / Stirling / Inverness. In the summer months ( for the early risers ) it is possible to photograph the Sleeper services to Fort William and Inverness. East Coast (HST) between London and Inverness
DB Schenker MGR traffic from Ayrshire to Longannet. Freightliner hauled cement and DB Schenker hauled aviation fuel also pass by, but only a few times a week.
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Quiet area , open countryside and very rural.
From the M9 junction 3 (Bo'ness and Linlithgow):
Turn left towards Linlithgow (A803) continue on the A803 through Linlithgow and into Linlithgow Bridge, passing through turn left into the B825 (signposted Whitecross) carry on up this road, passing under the viaduct. Park at the gated field entrance (right side of road, just before farm buildings) which is a few hundred metres farther on. Opposite of this parking area is a field access. The location is here.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Avon Viaduct, Linlithgow Bridge map co-ordinates
The location is on a narrow road with very little if any long term parking . It is possible (short term) to park at a gated field entrance which is on the opposite side of the road from the photo location (only room for one car).
Walkable from Linlithgow Bridge.
Bus number 24 from Linlithgow cross, stops outside the pub mentioned in the amenities and continues down the road (under the bridge and past the trainspot location) though it is not known if there is a nearer bus stop than the one outside the pub.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Sainsbury's and Sommerfield supermarkets are located in Linlithgow Bridge.
There is a pub (The Bridge Inn) which caters for bar meals on the corner of the road which goes under the viaduct.
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Avon Viaduct, Linlithgow Bridge
Avon Viaduct, Linlithgow Bridge general view map
Avon Viaduct, Linlithgow Bridge close up map
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Avon Viaduct, Linlithgow Bridge
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Looking onto the viaduct, trains from the east are coming towards the camera. Given the distance a telphoto lens is the best option for this location.
The light is good for most of the day , with sun shining onto the viaduct.
General views - All photographs © Steven Wakefield unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
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