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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 30 Sep 2006
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Location notes
Gayton is a small peaceful village in rural Northamptonshire, between Bugbrooke and Blisworth.
Railway type and traffic
The line that runs through here is on the busy West Coast Main Line. Plenty of Virgin services can be observed here.
However, please note that most freight does not pass through this location. Freight workings normally take the Northampton loop before rejoining near Rugby.
Environment
The location itself is an overbridge on a quiet country lane.
Road directions
From the M1, Junction 15:
Take the A43 heading to Oxford, and come off at the exit for Blisworth. Gayton village is well signposted from here. When you get to Gayton village itself, follow the road to the end until it bears to the right, becoming Milton Road. A church should be on the right hand side. Just after the bend, take the next left, and follow the narrow road until you pass over the railway bridge.

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Gayton map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park on the side of the road just over the bridge. Be aware that the road is narrow, so park as much onto the grass verge as you can.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are a couple of pubs in the village itself.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
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Gayton general view map
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Photographic notes
This shot is no longer available due to the placement of palisade fencing along the lineside.
Photos can be taken from both sides, of the bridge, although this location is only good for northbound trains. Shots can be taken from the bridge, or if you walk to the end of the bridge, you will discover a gap in the hedge. This is the best location for taking your shot. Sunny afternoon shots are best here.


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


Fig 1 - Looking south - <i>Image  Scott Borthwick</i>

Shot no longer available due to palisade fencing.

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