Abbots Ripton in 2008'
First Capital Connect 365507 at Abbots Ripton on a down train in 2008.
These four car class 365's use 25kV AC from the Overhead wires. These EMUs have 4 motors at 1,256kW power with a 100 mph top speed. Class 365's are used on the Peterborough Kings Cross and the Cambridge and King Lynn trains from Kings Cross. The class 365's were built at Bombardier Transportation at Derby in around 1994-1995.
Today in 2018 these 365's are often in 8 or 12 car sets. They are being sloely replaced by Thameslink clss 700 EMUs.Some of the 365's went up to Scotland after being put in store at Ely.
National Express East Coast up train just to the south of the site of Abbots Ripton station in 2008.
Abbots Ripton is a small village between Huntingdon and Peterborough. It had a station but this like most of the small stations on the ECML this was later closed.
Abbotts Ripton is better known for the wrong reasons because of the rail disaster here when a signal froze in the clear position on the 28th January 1876 which let an express passenger run into the rear of a coal train.
There are three tracks here,the Up fast Down fast and Down slow.
Abbots Ripton Pages
Page updated 3/11-2018
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