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On the Midland main line, 35 miles south of Leicester.
Railway type and traffic
There are 4 EMT services an hour though so plenty of opportunities for HST and 'Meridian' shots.. From around 12:00hrs on a good day there can be a procession of north-bound empty freights, mainly aggregate trains, as well as a couple of cement trains. There is little if any south-bound afternoon freight traffic.
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A very narrow road overbridge, with a tight road approach bend. Traffic will be traveling slowly but there are often large lorries coming in and out of the Leyland Industrial Estate.
Follow the Wellingborough to Irthlingborough road from the cross roads at the bottom of the hill (Senwick Road) from Midland Road and Wellingborough station. After winding over the river the road climbs a hill to a tight turn over the railway. The location is over the crash barrier on this curve.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Wellingborough, Kangaroo Spinney map co-ordinates
Within the Industrial Estate located after crossing the railway.
There is a cafe in the Leyland industrial estate that is open 07:30 to 14:00 Monday to Fridays.
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Wellingborough, Kangaroo Spinney
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This is the best location for north-bound afternoon shots in the area. You will have to climb over a short crash barrier at the side of the road to get to the shot position, once there there would be room to set up a video tripod if required. But noise from the road would interfere with audio recordings.
A southbound shot is possible from the other side of the road, but you will be standing with your back to the road on a very tight corner, so it would be better to shoot somewhere else if you are after a southbound working.
Links to photographs at this location
Phantasrail Galleries - Kangaroo Spinney
General views - All photographs © Les Pitcher unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south - Image © Marcus Dawson
Fig 2 - Looking north - Image © Marcus Dawson
Fig 3 - Looking north - Image © Marcus Dawson
From the opposite side of the road, this view shows the position of the palisade fence in relation to the shot.
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