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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 07 Sep 2006
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
This location is between Watford and Long Buckby in Northamptonshire.
Railway type and traffic
This section of line sees an hourly service to Euston and Birmingham New Street. The occasional Virgin service is also scheduled to pass here. Sometimes, particularly at weekends, all traffic can be diverted via this loop.
The line also sees regular freight traffic including Freightliner and DB Schenker.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Long Buckby Road - Watford
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This location is in a quiet field.
Road directions
From Northampton, head out on the A428. The turning for the village is well signposted. When in the centre of the village, turn into King Street and continue on the B5385. After passing beneath the railway, the road bends to the right. Shortly after, you should see a double gate and a public footpath sign on the right hand side.

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Long Buckby Road - Watford map co-ordinates
You can just about park a car here without blocking the gates.
Public transport
Long Buckby station is served by two trains an hour from Birmingham to Northampton, hourly continuing to London Euston.
Stagecoach service 96 also operates hourly between Rugby and Northampton and runs along the B5385 between Watford and Long Buckby.

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There are plenty of pubs and shops in Long Buckby village.
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Long Buckby Road - Watford

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Streetmap links
Long Buckby Road - Watford general view map
Long Buckby Road - Watford close up map

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Long Buckby Road - Watford

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Photographic notes
If you are using ths location PLEASE stick to the public footpath, the farmer has (rightly) moved people off the land when they have trampled his crops.

This shot is still possible but very overgrown.

Photos can be taken from both sides of the line (There is a public footpath which passes under the tracks.) However, this would depend on the light conditions. the best shot to be had is facing North in the afternoon. For this shot, you need to walk diagonally over the small field to the fence. However, no northbound shots can be taken from this point.

General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

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