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Photographic Locations in the North West

Discussion in 'Photography Advice & Discussion' started by Sankey Wire, 4 Feb 2019.

  1. Sankey Wire

    Sankey Wire Member

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    Over the last couple of months, I have been trying to get back into rail photography. Having never been one for platform ends, I have been going to either Winwick Junction or Moore; however, I’m keen to broaden my horizons and take pictures in a few new spots.

    As such, I thought it might be an idea to set up this thread, to share information on the best spots?
     
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  3. gazthomas

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    Have a look at the at the Trainspots website for inspiration
     
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    Bertie the bus Established Member

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    Trainspots certainly looks like a good place to start as it lists many of the popular NW locations but it doesn't appear to have been updated for about 15 years so some are now unusuable due to new OHLE or rampant vegetation growth.
     
  5. Sankey Wire

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    I had a look at Trainspots last night, but was conscious that it seemed relatively untouched for some time.

    I went down to Moore on Saturday, which was a good location.
     
  6. Bevan Price

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    Everyone has their own idea about what constitutes a "good" photo location, and it depends what you want to photograph. Plenty of good locations in the Hope Valley, especially near Edale. Also some good spots on the Calder Valley line near Rochdale / Smithy Bridge / Littleborough / Todmorden. Try travelling around the area by train using day ranger / rover tickets and look out of the train for potentially interesting locations (but beware, when you visit the locations, you may find some have inconveniently located bushes or trees.)
     

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