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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 main line section of the WCML, that avoids Northampton.
Railway type and traffic
Almost all traffic that uses this line is operated by Virgin trains. Freight operations will follow the Northampton loop.
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. Pass over the first bridge and continue to the second bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Barby Nortoft (main) map co-ordinates
There is space to park a car just to the south of the bridge. Be careful not to block the gate.
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Barby Nortoft (main)
Barby Nortoft (main) general view map
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Shots can be taken form both sides of the bridge. Northbound shots can also be taken from the field gate, although a small zoom lens would ideally be required for this shot.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking south
This view now includes green palisade fencing.
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