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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 07 Sep 2006
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Long Buckby is a large village in Northamptonshire. The Northampton loop of the West Coast Main Line runs through here.
Railway type and traffic
This section of line sees an hourly service to Euston and Birmingham New Street. The occasional Virgin service is also scheduled to pass here. Sometimes, particularly at weekends, all traffic can be diverted via this loop.
The line also sees regular freight traffic including Freightliner and DB Schenker.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Long Buckby - Panthers Bridge
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
This particlar location is very quiet, and you need to walk through a few fields to get here.
Road directions
From Northampton, head out on the A428.The turning for the village is well signposted. When in the centre of the village, bear left on the road to Daventry. After passing the Fire Station, turn left into South Close. This then leads into Wright road. You should look for a public footpath sign. Simply follow the footpath and disregarding any left or righthand turns, and you should arrive at the location.

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Long Buckby - Panthers Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking is in a residential area, but you should not get any trouble in this part of the village.
Public transport
Long Buckby station is served by two trains an hour from Birmingham to Northampton, hourly continuing to London Euston.
Stagecoach service 96 also operates hourly between Rugby and Northampton to Long Buckby village.

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There are no amenities here, although you could feast on blackberries (Or post your gen using them ;o) ed) during the summer months should you wish!
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Long Buckby - Panthers Bridge

Googly map
Streetmap links
Long Buckby - Panthers Bridge general view map
Long Buckby - Panthers Bridge close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Long Buckby - Panthers Bridge

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Photographic notes
When you arrive at the bridge, you will notice that the walls are quite tall. Shorter photographers may find it beneficial to bring some light steps with them.
Shots can be taken from both sides of the bridge, and the sun should be behind you for lunchtime/afternoon shots.

General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Both the footbridges in background of figs 1 and 2 offer shots, but these are not great.

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