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This rural location is between the village of Langham and the hamlet of Burley. The line runs between Syston, to the east, to Manton junction, in the west, and thence to Corby or Peterborough.
Railway type and traffic
The usual traffic is Cross Country 170s between Birmingham and Stansted.
Freight traffic is mostly class 66s and 70s on aggregate and intermodals. There are occasional 60s but these are rare.
It is also common to find Serco test trains running from Derby to the east of England which can produce 37s, 31s or 67s or even 68s on occasion.
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RTT Link Langham Junciton
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It is a quiet and safe place to visit being so rural. There should be no trouble with farmers or the like. There is no shelter but you are close to your car if you drive.
There is a lay by room for 3 cars and a gateway room for another 2 cars.
There is a bus from Oakham called the five counties. Take this to Ashwell crossroads and walk back 500 yards to the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no local amenities nearest are in Oakham.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Langham Junciton general view map
Langham Junciton close up map
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You can only really shoot trains heading east between 13:00 and 17:00 when it is sunny. When it is cloudy all day the location is good.
If you want to walk up the field there is a west bound shot in the dull.
General views - All photographs © Iain Wright unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west
Fig 2 - Looking north west
Fig 3 - Looking north west
Fig 4 - Looking south
Fig 5 - Looking north west
With a new build semaphore in the background.
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