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Written by Les Pitcher - 27 Jan 2004
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
and by Marcus Dawson - 19 Jun 2009
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Location notes
On the Midland main line, 36 miles south of Leicester.
Railway type and traffic
There are 4 Midland Mainline 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, Knuston Lodge Farm
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Environment
A road bridge - Not for the faint-hearted as the traffic is very heavy and fast
Road directions
The location is on the A45.

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Wellingborough, Knuston Lodge Farm map co-ordinates
Parking
On the eastbound carriage way, just before the green exit sign for junction 16 - Rushden and Irchester, there is a lay by with a turning into a field. Park in, but do not obstruct, this field gateway.
If you miss this then you will need to turn round at junction 16 and either park up along Chester Road which is the first left after re crossing the railway. Or continue back along the A45 to the next junction turn round and have another go
Public transport
The nearest bus service is Stagecoaches X46 which operates every 30 minutes between Northampton, Wellingborough and Irchester. The bus stops in the village from where it is a 15-20 minute walk to the bridge.

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Wellingborough, Knuston Lodge Farm

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Photographic notes
Good views of line sweeping through country side over viaducts can be had here. Slows/Sharnbrook summit avoiding line is on a higher level viaduct. There is plenty of notice of south bound workings. But no real opportunity to photograph northbound as you would have a very busy dual carriage way (A45) to cross. Other views of the viaducts are available from the fields down from the main parking spot.
Links to photographs at this location

Phantasrail Galleries - Knuston Lodge


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


Fig 1 - Looking north - <i>Image  Marcus Dawson</i>

From the A45 road bridge.

Fig 2 - Looking north - Image Marcus Dawson


Fig 2 - Looking north - <i>Image  Marcus Dawson</i>

From the roadside.

Fig 3 - Looking east - Image Marcus Dawson


Fig 3 - Looking east - <i>Image  Marcus Dawson</i>

From the field

Fig 4 - Looking south - Image Marcus Dawson


Fig 4 - Looking south - <i>Image  Marcus Dawson</i>

The view from the road bridge, across 4 lanes of traffic, looking south.

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