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Old 9th January 2020, 21:23
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Hi everyone. My first post here. I've recently bought a van converted campervan as my autistic son loves campervan and trains. So.... anyone know where I can park up near tracks and watch or record trains? I'm in central Scotland but have been to various locations from Glasgow to York. Any ideas appreciated.

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Old 11th January 2020, 15:23
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Hello, welcome to the forum.
I'm not too familiar with Scotland or even North of England but when I last visited Scotland in 2012, I remember that the A86 road into Newtonmore (just south of Aviemore) runs alongside the railway.
Wherever you end up going, check out www.realtimetrains.co.uk to get a good idea of what you can expect to see - use the detailed search and you just have to enter the location and date.

Hope this helps.

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Old 12th January 2020, 11:49
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Hi, Google EARTH can be good for finding suitable locations (like lay byes etc).

The park and ride car park south of York (Askham Bar YO23 2BB) seems to have a good view of the East Coast main line, and it's free to park. (when I was last there)
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Old 12th January 2020, 11:49
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Have a look at the Railadvent web sight.
Also the Railway Touring Company web sight and there are a few others that I am sure you will find on the net.
All the best...Stuart
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Old 12th January 2020, 11:52
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Hello, welcome to the forum.
I'm not too familiar with Scotland or even North of England but when I last visited Scotland in 2012, I remember that the A86 road into Newtonmore (just south of Aviemore) runs alongside the railway.
Wherever you end up going, check out www.realtimetrains.co.uk to get a good idea of what you can expect to see - use the detailed search and you just have to enter the location and date.

Hope this helps.

Tony
It's time you had a re-visit to gods country Tony.
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