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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 28 Sep 2006
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Watford Village is a small Northamptonshire village, and is a short distance away from Long Buckby.
Railway type and traffic
This section of line is on The Northampton Loop, so most WCML freight is diverted here. Passenger services see class 321 and 350 units running between Birmingham and London Euston. Also, some Virgin services are scheduled to pass here.
Environment
The location itself is on a quiet crossing at the end of a couple of fields. A public footpath leads to the location, but please be wary of the cattle, and unprotected, barbed wire.
Road directions
From nearby Long Buckby, turn into King Street and continue on the B5385 heading for Watford village. Just before you get to the village, you will notice a public footpath sign on the right, and slightly further ahead you will notice a space on the left hand side where a few cars can be safely parked. Park here, making sure that you do not block the gates). Walk back to the public footpath, and follow this to the location.

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Watford Village map co-ordinates
Parking
An area on the side of the road, with ample parking for at least 4 cars.
Public transport
Stagecoach service 96 operates hourly between Rugby and Northampton to Watford village and runs along the B5385 between Watford and Long Buckby.

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Amenities
There is a restaurant in the village itself, but you will be better catered for in nearby Long Buckby which offers many shops and pubs.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Watford Village

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Photographic notes
Photos can be taken in both directions and from both sides of the line to suit lighting conditions.
There is also a good Southbound shout which can be had from within the trees just before the public footpath leads down to the line. This will be apparent once at the location.


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


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south

From a little further south.

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