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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.
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.
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
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An area on the side of the road, with ample parking for at least 4 cars.
service 96 operates hourly between Rugby and Northampton to
Watford village and runs along the B5385 between Watford and Long Buckby.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
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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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 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking south
From a little further south.
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