Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Conington level crossing
Conington in 2006 '
First Capital Connect Class 365518 on a down train at Conington in June 2006
First Capital Connect had took over from WAGN on 1 April 2006. These 365s were yet to be repainted and were still in the BR colours
These four car class 365's 25kV AC Overhead 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 and around 1994-1995.
Class 365507 on a down train at Conington in 2006
Hull Trains class 222/1 Pioneer on a down train at Conington in 2006
Hull trains is an open access rail operator. As from June 2008 Hull Trains was rebranded to First Hull Trains.
The Class 222/1 Pioneer was first used in 2005 by Hull Trains instead of the class 170s it was then using. They were named Pioneer because each train set was named after a modern day pioneer to do with the city of Hull.
One of the four train sets number 222103 was damaged in 2007 while under repair when 2 vehicles of the train set fell off the stand it was on in the workshop.
From 2009 First Hull Trains started to use class 180s. The three 222/1 still in use with Hull Trains went to East Midland Trains to let them operate the Corby service. The two damaged vehicles, were deemed to be beyound egonomic repair.
GNER up train at Conington in 2006
The Driving Van Trailer (DVT) is leading this up GNER train, with the class 91 pushing at the rear of the train at Conington crossing on the ECML. This is the normal way on the ECML.
The Mark 4 DVT (Driving Van Trailer or Driving Luggage Van) were built in 1988 for British Rail as part of the Intercity 225 (1C225) sets by Metro Cammell. There is only a drivers cab and a space for parcels or more likley today cycles.
GNER down train with a class 91 and mark 4s at Conington in 2006
The three tracks along this part of the ECML are clearly shown in this photo. The GNER train is on the down fast. To the left of the photo is the up fast and to the right the down slow which stops at Holme
Conington is a small village that never had a station in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire. The village is a long way from the crossing. This railway crossing is to the south of Holme vilage. Conington Airfield or as it is now called Peterborough Business Airport and is between the crossing and Holme vilage and light aircraft take off and land over the ECML.
Holme village is just to the north of the Conington crossing and Mainline steam trains stop between Conington and Holme on the down slow and going south (up) in the Conington tip loops.
Conington Level Crossing
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