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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Jan 2006
last update by Stephen Bersey - 03 Jan 2011
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Location notes
The point on the Nene Valley Railway where the line from the East Coast joins the preserved railway. There are two tracks: one heads for Peterborough NVR and the other to the main line.

Update 03/01/2011:
Recent housing developments in the area have required a new crossing to be constructed a few meters to the east of the original crossing. This crossing has safety fencing to keep walkers, cyclists from accidentally straying onto the line.
Railway type and traffic
Preserved line with a mixture of Steam and Diesels. Operating Days can be found on the NVR Website.
The location is a foot crossing over the line, so there is no trespass involved. Be wary of other path users though, there are plenty of cyclists about!
Road directions
From the A1(M) Junction 17:
Head into Peterborough along Fletton Parkway and after about 2 miles exit left and get onto Nene Parkway. At the next junction exit and go under the road and join Morley Way heading east. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Shrewsbury Avenue, heading north. Follow this road north, it will change into Botolph Green and you will enter a new housing estate. You will see a large green on the left and a large public foot path on the right.

Then walk down the footpath to the location. This footpath also leads along the line to Peterborough NVR station.

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NVR, Longueville Junction map co-ordinates
You can park your car in the housing areas or opposite Peterborough NVR Station.
Public transport
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There are no facilities at the location, but as you will probably be visiting Wansford there is a station cafe there. There are also a couple of petrol stations within about 10 minutes walk on the main road.
There are lots of Bed and Breakfast in Peterborough.
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NVR, Longueville Junction

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NVR, Longueville Junction

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Photographic notes
The line is running roughly north east to south west at this point so a sun on the nose shot will be on during most of the day in one direction or another. With the recent crossing development the westbound (looking east shot) has changed dramatically and will now not be possible without trespass onto the line, and even then will feature a large metal fence obscuring the train. Eastbound workings will now be taken from a few feet back. It should also be possible to get access to the original path location for wider side on shots.

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west

Fig 1 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking south west - Image Stephen Bersey

Fig 2 - Looking south west - <i>Image  Stephen Bersey</i>

Fig 3 - Looking south west - Image Stephen Bersey

Fig 3 - Looking south west - <i>Image  Stephen Bersey</i>

Fig 4 - Looking north east - Image Stephen Bersey

Fig 4 - Looking north east - <i>Image  Stephen Bersey</i>

Fig 5 - Looking north east - Image Stephen Bersey

Fig 5 - Looking north east - <i>Image  Stephen Bersey</i>

Fig 6 - Looking north east

Fig 6 - Looking north east

Following the installation of the new crossing this shot will no longer be possible in this form.

Fig 7 - Looking north east

Fig 7 - Looking north east

Following the installation of the new crossing this shot will no longer be possible in this form.

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