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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 16 Jun 2007
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Location notes
Long Buckby Wharf is just south-west of Long Buckby village itself. The M1, canal, and WCML are within close proximity to each other here, with the railway actually crossing the canal at this particular location.
Railway type and traffic
Traffic is mainly Virgin Pendolinos, and the occasional Desiro unit or Voyager. At least one loco hauled diagram each day is booked past here (as at June 2007).
Although this is on the WCML, it must be noted that some services, including most freight is diverted away from this location, being pathed along the Northampton loop.
Also this location is very quiet on a Sunday, as most passenger trains also take the loop.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Long Buckby Wharf
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Environment
This is a canal side location which can be very busy with tourists at times.
Road directions
From M1 Junction 18:
Head towards Kilsby. When you reach Kilsby you come to a roundabout, here you need to take A5 turning to Milton Keynes. After a short time, you will see a left hand turn to Watford. Ignore this, and continue down the A5. You will soon see 'The New Inn' to your right as you cross the canal. You need to turn left at the junction just ahead. As you near the Railway and motorway bridges ahead, you will notice an area on the right hand side where you can park your car. The canal passes under the road just a few yards further ahead. You need to walk down to the canal to reach the location.

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Long Buckby Wharf map co-ordinates
Parking
If you can, please park as described above. DO NOT park in the road opposite to this, as although it looks like a dwelling, the building is actually a surgery, and room is often needed in assisting elderly patients in and out of vehicles here.
Public transport
This is a relatively short walk from Long Buckby station itself.

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Amenities
If you continue to walk down the canal, you will come to Whilton Locks where there is a garden centre and restaurant. Long Buckby village also has lots to offer. The New Inn on the A5 is recommended for its great selection of beer, and outstanding meals.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Long Buckby Wharf

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Streetmap links
Long Buckby Wharf general view map
Long Buckby Wharf close up map

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Photographic notes
Shots are limited here, but the location can provide something a little different to break up the monotony of Pendolino shots which all look the same!
Although mostly suited to morning shots, an alternative summer shot of the bridge crossing the canal can be had from about 16:30 onwards.


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


Fig 1 - Looking south east


Fig 2 - Looking south east


Fig 2 - Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking north west


Fig 4 - Looking north west


Fig 5 - Looking west



Fig 5 - Looking west

Opposite the second set of locks.

Fig 6 - Looking west



Fig 6 - Looking west

If you continue south past the railway bridge, line side shots are clearly more difficult. So let`s see if I could make the most out of a bad situation........ Well, it`s a nice tree.......... Maybe an interesting shot of a desiro unit could be had here.....?

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