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On the Midland main line, 36 miles south of Leicester.
Railway type and traffic
There are 4 Midland Mainline 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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RTT Link Wellingborough, Knuston Lodge Farm
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A road bridge - Not for the faint-hearted as the traffic is very heavy and fast
On the eastbound carriage way, just before the green exit sign for junction 16 - Rushden and Irchester, there is a lay by with a turning into a field. Park in, but do not obstruct, this field gateway.
If you miss this then you will need to turn round at junction 16 and either park up along Chester Road which is the first left after re crossing the railway. Or continue back along the A45 to the next junction turn round and have another go
The nearest bus service is Stagecoaches
X46 which operates every 30 minutes between Northampton, Wellingborough and Irchester. The bus stops in the village from where it is a 15-20 minute walk to the bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Wellingborough, Knuston Lodge Farm
Wellingborough, Knuston Lodge Farm general view map
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Wellingborough, Knuston Lodge Farm
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Good views of line sweeping through country side over viaducts can be had here. Slows/Sharnbrook summit avoiding line is on a higher level viaduct. There is plenty of notice of south bound workings. But no real opportunity to photograph northbound as you would have a very busy dual carriage way (A45) to cross. Other views of the viaducts are available from the fields down from the main parking spot.
Links to photographs at this location
Phantasrail Galleries - Knuston Lodge
General views - All photographs © Les Pitcher unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north - Image © Marcus Dawson
From the A45 road bridge.
Fig 2 - Looking north - Image © Marcus Dawson
From the roadside.
Fig 3 - Looking east - Image © Marcus Dawson
From the field
Fig 4 - Looking south - Image © Marcus Dawson
The view from the road bridge, across 4 lanes of traffic, looking south.
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