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Class 31 263 leaves Cambridge station
 
Class 31263 comes out of the station past Cambridge South signal box.
 
Cambridge Railway Station in the BR blue days.
 
Cambridge railway station had one main long platform with a crossover in the middle with room for two long trains. There were bays at each end.
 
Even in the late 1970s and early 1980s there was freight and parcels trains. The overhead wires had not yet come to Cambridge. Class 31s were used on the Kings cross trains with mark ones. Kings Lynn trains had class 37s to Liverpool Street.
 
First generation DMUs were used on local trains to Peterborough or Lincoln via March and Spalding. DMUs were used on trains to Ipswich. Stansted was not yet a main London airport with its own trains and station. Cambridge had its own diesel Depot and still needed 08s to shunt wagons and carriages and had many sidings.
 
A class 37 from Kings Lynn comes into the main platform past a DMU to Peterborough.
 
A class 37 from Kings Lynn comes into the main platform past a DMU to Peterborough.
 
Cambridge railway station had one  main long platform with this crossover in the middle with room for two long trains at each end.
 
Note the expess parcel vans. Mail and newspapers vans which were still a big sourse of traffic for the railways at this time. Both mail and newspapers have now gone on to the roads. If it snows or there is thick fog on the roads, you often may not get your paper on time today. The railways did it very well for over a 100 years, but lost out only to cost, not service.
 
DMU with a train to to Ely just to the north of Cambrige station in BR days
 
DMU with a train to to Ely just to the north of Cambridge station in BR days past some fine signals all now gone.
 
class 47 on a tanker train comes past Cambridge station
 
A class 47 with a tanker train comes past Cambridge station.
 
 
2 car DMU in platform 5 at Cambridge
 
2 car DMU in platform 5 at Cambridge with a train to Ipswich
 
DMU to Peterborough in platform 4 at Cambridge
 
DMU to Peterborough in platform 4 at Cambridge
 
Two class 31s come from the Newmarket line light engines
 
Two class 31s come from the Newmarket line, light engines
 
Class 08 108 at the south end of Cambridge station
 
Class 08 108 at the south end of Cambridge station.
 
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Page updated 6/9/2017
 

2013

Greater Anglia 3790 22 & the New platforms & Greater Anglia 317 505

2003 

WAGN 65533+ Anglia Railways class 70270+  WAGN 317 336 + Central Trains 158   

Cambridge BR 

Class 31263 + class 37 + DMUs + Two class 31s + Class 08 108

 

 

Cambridge signal boxes

Cambridge South + Cambridge North +  Coldam Lane Junc + Cambridge Power Box 

Chesterton Junc + Shepreth Branch Junc