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Barby Nortoft is on the outskirts of Northamptonshire, just a short distance away from 'DIRFT'. The line at this location is on the Northampton loop section of the WCML.
Railway type and traffic
The line sees local trains operated by class 350 units.
The line also sees considerable freight activity, with working by DB Schenker, Freightliner and DRS. Some Virgin services are also scheduled to pass here.
The location itself is an over bridge on a quiet country road.
From the M1, Junction 18:
Follow signs towards Rugby on the A428. You will shortly come to a roundabout, which you go straight over. A pub will be to the right, and a UK petrol station to your left. Shortly after, you need to take the next left. Not far down this quiet road is the location.
The linked postcode CV23 8YL for this location takes you into Rugby on GoogleMaps and a TomTom satnav (although not on Streetmap). The correct nearest postcode is CV23 8YF. Ther link for TS680 Barby Nortoft (main) is correct.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Barby Nortoft (loop) map co-ordinates
You can park to the left of the bridge.
Nothing at the location.
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Barby Nortoft (loop)
Barby Nortoft (loop) general view map
Barby Nortoft (loop) close up map
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Barby Nortoft (loop)
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(2014) - A new fence has been installed on the northern side of the line, part of DIRFT2, and this now obscures the view of the line from this side.
If you leave the bridge and go down hill slightly, you will see a gate. This is the entrance to Lodge Farm. You will be able to get a wide shot from here. On the opposite side if the road, there is a small gap in the hedge. Southbound shots can be taken from here.
As of Spring/Summer 2010 there is a great deal of work going on next to this location with construction work that will expand the warehouses adjacent to this site. At the moment there is a great deal of noise from all the plant on site which will effect those taking videos, but also once completed this will ruin shots taken from the east side of the line - the bridge itself may even be removed/replaced from what some locals have said!
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north - Image © James Power
Fig 2 - Looking north - Image © James Power
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