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Market Harborough station is on the Midland Main Line, and is about half way between Leicester and Wellingborough.
Railway type and traffic
The line sees regular Midland Mainline services, currently a half hour service in each direction, so plenty of opportunities to photograph HST s and Meridian units here.
There is also plenty of freight traffic on the line, although in daylight hours, these workings are mainly northbound.
This is a manned station.
From Northampton, head north on the A508, and continue for about 15 miles until you reach Market Harborough. You will notice Scotland Road to your right, then lots of turnings on the left hand side, but keep going until you reach Springfield Street on the right hand side. Here you have to turn right. Follow this road, continuing over the roundabout until you reach St.Marys Road. Turn right here. The station is a short distance to the right.
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You can park at the station, or if you are lucky, you may find some street parking that is free quite close to the station.
The station does provide toilets, and a small offering of snacks can be purchased here. However, there is a sandwich shop 'Gibsons Catering' within walking distance in St.Marys Road. There is also a large supermarket nearby, and the town centre itself will also offer much more.
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Shots can be had from both ends of the station, both of which expose the curvature of the line quite well. Shots here are best suited to southbound workings, although on a sunny day, shots can be had of northbound workings in the evening.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking north east
Fig 5 - Looking south
Fig 6 - Looking north
Fig 7 - Looking north
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