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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 30 Sep 2006
last update by Darren Wetherall - 20 Jun 2010
and by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Feb 2014
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Location notes
Barby Nortoft is on the outskirts of Northamptonshire, just a short distance away from 'DIRFT'. The line at this location is on the Northampton loop section of the WCML.
Railway type and traffic
The line sees local trains operated by class 350 units.
The line also sees considerable freight activity, with working by DB Schenker, Freightliner and DRS. Some Virgin services are also scheduled to pass here.
The location itself is an over bridge on a quiet country road.
Road directions
From the M1, Junction 18:
Follow signs towards Rugby on the A428. You will shortly come to a roundabout, which you go straight over. A pub will be to the right, and a UK petrol station to your left. Shortly after, you need to take the next left. Not far down this quiet road is the location.
The linked postcode CV23 8YL for this location takes you into Rugby on GoogleMaps and a TomTom satnav (although not on Streetmap). The correct nearest postcode is CV23 8YF. Ther link for TS680 Barby Nortoft (main) is correct.

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Barby Nortoft (loop) map co-ordinates
You can park to the left of the bridge.
Public transport
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Nothing at the location.
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.
Barby Nortoft (loop)

Googly map
Streetmap links
Barby Nortoft (loop) general view map
Barby Nortoft (loop) close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Barby Nortoft (loop)

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Photographic notes
(2014) - A new fence has been installed on the northern side of the line, part of DIRFT2, and this now obscures the view of the line from this side.
If you leave the bridge and go down hill slightly, you will see a gate. This is the entrance to Lodge Farm. You will be able to get a wide shot from here. On the opposite side if the road, there is a small gap in the hedge. Southbound shots can be taken from here.
As of Spring/Summer 2010 there is a great deal of work going on next to this location with construction work that will expand the warehouses adjacent to this site. At the moment there is a great deal of noise from all the plant on site which will effect those taking videos, but also once completed this will ruin shots taken from the east side of the line - the bridge itself may even be removed/replaced from what some locals have said!

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

Fig 1 - Looking north - <i>Image  James Power</i>

Fig 2 - Looking north - Image James Power

Fig 2 - Looking north - <i>Image  James Power</i>

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