Brush Works, Loughborough

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Brush Works, Loughborough

Post by Steve Blick on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:09 pm


Falcon Works
Meadow Lane
LE11 1NF

Brush Works, situated immediately north of Loughborough station, undertakes the repairs and overhauls of various locos, including shunters, HST power cars and class 92's. Now owned by Wabtec Rail Group, the sale going through on the 28th February 2011, the works itself can be seen via an organised tour. For further details, visit the Phoenix Railtours website.

By Car - From the M1, leave at junction 23 and follow the A512 towards Loughborough. Upon reaching the first roundabout, continue straight over. At the 2nd, take the 1st exit onto the A6004 Epinal Way. Take the 3rd exit at the next island, still following the A6004. Continue along for approx 1 mile, and upon reaching the traffic lights, turn left into Meadow Lane. Shortly after passing over the mainline, the works entrance is on your right hand side. In the layby immediately opposite, park up and walk alongside the ETS building, entering field immediately after crossing the stream. From here, you can get relatively close to the perimeter fence. Upon reaching the railway embankment, a public footpath leads of to the right and behind the works.

By Rail - By alighting at Loughborough station, turn right before the lights into Burder Street, this situated at the end of the approach road and car park. At the end of this road, turn right into Meadow Lane and after passing over the railway, and then follow as mentioned above. Walking time - approx 15 mins.

Notes - Unless a loco is either arriving or departing the works by rail, nothing at all can be seen from a passing train.

If arriving by car, the layby opposite the entrance, is only really large enough for just one vehicle. However, if you carry on past the EST building, a longer one is situated about 100 yards on the left. Although the field is directly accessible from here, there are no footpaths if wishing to head back to the entrance by the stream, mentioned above in the driving directions.

Vantage Points - The field is the only public vantage point for seeing into the complex. From here, anything parked outside of the buildings will most likely be seen. Although you can get relatively close to the perimeter fence, binoculars or zoom lens will still be necessary, as other locos may be stabled slightly out of reach of the naked eye.

Upon reaching the railway embankment, a public footpath continues alongside the rear perimeter. As this is level, some locos may not be idable, given that some buildings etc may be in the way.

Photos - View from the field.
From the footpath.

Maps - Road.
Birds eye.
Ordnance survey.

Current Allocation:

56018 - Fertis
73134 - Intercity
87002 - BR blue
92006 - Freight unbranded
92010 - Freight unbranded
92020 - Freight unbranded
92028 - GBRf
92045 - Freight unbranded
92046 - Freight unbranded

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