Long Buckby station

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I vaguely remember the old station building. I have visited the current sea container, but I have struggled to find a picture of the old building anywhere on the net. Has anyone got a pic they could share?
 
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I vaguely remember the old station building. I have visited the current sea container, but I have struggled to find a picture of the old building anywhere on the net. Has anyone got a pic they could share?


PM me chap, I have a b&w shot of the old building from 1965 ;)
 

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12 or so years ago i did a cab patrol in a silverlink dusty bin and the driver called it "Long Buckly",he did this quite a few times but i could'nt bring myself to correct him.
 

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Wasn't this the station used for the Royal train for Princess Diana's funeral ?
 

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Wasn't this the station used for the Royal train for Princess Diana's funeral ?

It was. I believe she was buried at Althorpe, which is quite close. I think there is also some rail trackwork near her burial site.
 

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12 or so years ago i did a cab patrol in a silverlink dusty bin and the driver called it "Long Buckly",he did this quite a few times but i could'nt bring myself to correct him.

My surname happens to be Buckley.
In the 70s I was gifted a narrow piece of black plastic with the name Long Buckley emblazoned in white on one side.
A friend had picked it up from the Railway Collector's Shop round the corner from Euston.
It was made for the 1960s Solari flap departure board at Euston and obviously rejected as a typo.
So someone out there thought it really was Long Buckl(e)y!
Trouble is, I've lost this family memento it after several house moves...
Not everyone can say they have been on the Euston departure board (though I have no proof it was ever actually displayed).
 

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It was. I believe she was buried at Althorpe, which is quite close. I think there is also some rail trackwork near her burial site.

Diana is buried a short distance to the west of the line as it runs through the site of Althorpe Park station. There used to be a crossover at the south end of the site but it was removed a while back, other than that the route is 'plain line' through there ;)
 

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There are a few LNWR chaired sleepers remaining from the sidings that used to be on the Up side opposite Althorp Park yard if you look hard enough.
 

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Wasn't this the station used for the Royal train for Princess Diana's funeral ?

I believe the train was brought to a halt at the timber yard just off the A428,the site of the old althorp station,and the funeral party alighted there,this is and was then a recognised maintenance track access point,we used to on-track our machines there,its a couple of minutes from the bringtons and althorp park itself,also its said that charles used to use the old loop at watford lodge when he was on the royal train to entertain diana or alight and travel over the fields to althorp park.
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---
My surname happens to be Buckley.
In the 70s I was gifted a narrow piece of black plastic with the name Long Buckley emblazoned in white on one side.
A friend had picked it up from the Railway Collector's Shop round the corner from Euston.
It was made for the 1960s Solari flap departure board at Euston and obviously rejected as a typo.
So someone out there thought it really was Long Buckl(e)y!
Trouble is, I've lost this family memento it after several house moves...
Not everyone can say they have been on the Euston departure board (though I have no proof it was ever actually displayed).

yes i remember the chap said it quite a few times
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---
My surname happens to be Buckley.
In the 70s I was gifted a narrow piece of black plastic with the name Long Buckley emblazoned in white on one side.
A friend had picked it up from the Railway Collector's Shop round the corner from Euston.
It was made for the 1960s Solari flap departure board at Euston and obviously rejected as a typo.
So someone out there thought it really was Long Buckl(e)y!
Trouble is, I've lost this family memento it after several house moves...
Not everyone can say they have been on the Euston departure board (though I have no proof it was ever actually displayed).

yes i remember the chap said it quite a few times
 
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