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Mid Hants photoguide

Discussion in 'Photographic Guides' started by stepney60, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. stepney60

    stepney60 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Well no-one took me up on my offer so I bit the bullet and did it myself...more about ptoential than quality of photos featured

    Alton station

    The mainline interchange station, arguably the most important for incoming traffic, not brilliant for photo ops but there are some to be had.

    View from the country end of the platform

    Looking at the BR platforms from a passing train

    A view of the yard

    An engine in the loop

    A train passing another outside the station


    Medstead and Four Marks station

    A classic Southern Railway country station

    View from the bridge looking toward Alton

    View down the hill from down platform

    A train in the up platform from the up platform

    A train in the up platfrom from the down platform


    Ropley station

    The main station on the line for terminating trains at galas and the engine sheds and yard

    View toward Alresford from up platform

    View toward Alresford from down platform

    View toward Alton from up platform

    View toward Alton from down platform

    View toward Alresford from foot bridge


    Ropley station picnic area and yard

    Unusual photographic opportunities at Ropley

    View from hill looking toward Alton

    View from hill looking toward Alresford

    View from hill toward yard

    View within yard

    View from yard toward Alton

    View from path south of Ropley looking toward Ropley


    Alresford station

    The country terminus station with accompanying town

    View from up platform toward Ropley

    View from down platform toward Ropley

    View from up platform toward Winchester

    View from down platform toward Winchester

    View from bank

    View from station forecourt of cattle dock

    View from footbridge toward Winchester

    Any more submissions (particularly inter-station) greaty appreciated.
     
  2. PhotoMatt

    PhotoMatt Well-Known Member

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    Probably a bit late now the galas over, but a few locations that I use.

    Old A31 roadbridge just east of Alresford. Follow the main road towards Ropley from Alresford Stn and the road goes under the railway (I think there's a footpath from the station too). As you come under the railway there's a field on the right. Good shots of trains approaching the distant signal from Ropley, you can also get shots (albeit a bit tight) of departures from Alresford.

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Sat-c-063-PS-lowres.gif

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/forweblogo06.GIF

    Northside Lane There are various spots around Northside Lane, if you continue along the road from Alresford towards Ropely, before you reach the rounabout on the A31, Northside Lane is on the left hand side. A footpath takes you to a crossing, there are also various shots from the fields either side of the line depending on the time of day.

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Sat-c-091-PS-lowres.gif

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Gala-21-PS-lowres.jpg

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/2-MHR-01-PS-lowres.jpg

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Gala-15-PS-lowres.jpg

    A31 East of Ropley

    As you come out of Ropley on the A31 just before the dual carriageway there are 2 fields on the left, one either side of a road under the railway, this give loads of vantage points. You can also continue along the dual carriagway and shoot from the top of the fields.

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Gala-08-PS-lowres.jpg

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Gala-11-PS-lowres.jpg

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Gala-16-PS-lowres.jpg

    http://www.mattallenphoto.co.uk/MHR-Gala-19-PS-lowres.jpg

    There are quite a few other spots, please PM if you want more! But these are probably the best and easiest to access.
     
  3. sjwebb90

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    Hi obese reading you r post regarding photo locations at the mhr if you could give any post codes itvwoukd help as am not familiar to the area but have sat nav

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  5. southern13

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    It there anywhet to park near the bridge on bighton lane also how do you get to north side lane crossing

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  6. Paul42

    Paul42 Part of the furniture Friend

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    Have a look on Google Street view for the first, for the second a combination of Streetmap.co.uk, Google map satellite, and street view.
     
  7. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Post codes for the middle of nowhere aren't really an option. Using a map plus scouting around the area is a much better option. It really is a case of doing your own research and linking what others have said with a map.
    Here's a few spots you may wish to try.
    http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=46...archp=ids.srf&dn=826&ax=461682&ay=132215&lm=0
    http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=46...archp=ids.srf&dn=826&ax=464209&ay=133510&lm=0
    http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=46...archp=ids.srf&dn=826&ax=464416&ay=133595&lm=0
    http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=46...archp=ids.srf&dn=826&ax=465473&ay=134300&lm=0
     
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