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Written by Les Pitcher - 27 Jan 2004
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
and by Marcus Dawson - 22 Sep 2015
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Location notes
On the Midland main line, 35 miles south of Leicester.
Railway type and traffic
There are 4 EMT services an hour though so plenty of opportunities for HST and 'Meridian' shots.. From around 12:00hrs on a good day there can be a procession of north-bound empty freights, mainly aggregate trains, as well as a couple of cement trains. There is little if any south-bound afternoon freight traffic.
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RTT Link Wellingborough, Mill Road Bridge
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A heavily used road bridge. With container and heavy traffic on this road serving the company that occupies the former steam shed and it is a narrow road.
Road directions
Turn right into Mill Road off Elsden Road mini-roundabout this is a narrow road with cars parked on both sides of the road.
For visitors arriving by train it is only a 5 minute walk from the station to this location via a footpath.

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Wellingborough, Mill Road Bridge map co-ordinates
Park on the left hand (north east) side, just after the bridge.
Public transport
The bridge is a short walk from Wellingborough station.

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There is a corner shop/newsagents opposite the roundabout into Mill Road.
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Wellingborough, Mill Road Bridge

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Wellingborough, Mill Road Bridge general view map
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Wellingborough, Mill Road Bridge

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Photographic notes
Southbound shots only in the morning. In the afternoon the former steam shed provides an interesting background for afternoon shots.
Northbound from about 4pm onwards shots are OK provided the train is on the slow line, it is tight and can have shadow problems on the mainline. The station provides a good backdrop for northbound shots.

Update 2015:
This shot is soon set to change as the introduction of a new housing development Stanton Cross will see Midland Road (the station car park on the west of the station) extended and a road bridge over the railway line that will link the town centre to the new transport hub, which includes a new railway station, bus stops, a taxi rank and car parking. Once this is complete is is expected that the Mill road bridge, this location, will be demolished.
Links to photographs at this location

Phantasrail Galleries - Mill Road

General views - All photographs © Les Pitcher unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

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