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A road bridge on a busy suburban street.
Railway type and traffic
The line here is a freight only line between Cricklewood and Acton. There are only a few timetabled workings to use this line, but it is often used by test trains and stock movements between the Midland Main line and the south. To the north is the junction from Neasden, which allows access to the Marylebone lines west to either Amersham and Aylesbury or to High Wycombe and beyond.
Timetabled workings include the 'Binliner', some stone and cement workings and the Neasden FLHH traffic.
Quite open and in public view, probably not the best place to hang around with expensive camera gear on display when you are on your own. Be wary.
From the A406, North Circular, Park Royal Interchange:
Head down the A404 towards Harlesden. After about a mile Craven Park Road is on the left. If you miss this turn, you will go over the railway, you can double back at the next left. Craven Park map co-ordinates
The location is on a road with double yellow lines. There is limited residential parking in the area.
Harlesden LUL and NR station is about 1/2 a mile south of the location.
Exit the station and walk up Winchealsea Road and then Knatchbull Road to get to the junction with Craven Park Road.
There are local shops on Church Road a short walk from the location.
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Craven Park general view map
Craven Park close up map
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Given that the line runs pretty much north to south, south bound workings heading for the Southern region should be on for the mid part of the morning.
You are next to a reasonably busy road so there will be lots of cars passing to the detriment of video recording.
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
From the bridge, note the semaphore on the left of the line.
Fig 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - The location
This view shows the road bridge, the left is the north side (fig1)
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