Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Conington level crossing
Conington in 2011
East Coast class 91's
East Coast class 91110 at Conington on 6th May 2011 on the down fast. Only the class 91 is in what was then the new silver grey colour of East Coast.
East Coast class 91129 also at Conington on 6th May 2011 on the down fast. This set has not yet been painted in the new silver grey colour of East Coast
' East Coast HST's in 2011 '
East Coast HST with 43296 on a up train at Conington on 6th May 2011 on the up fast
East Coast HST with 43314 this end, also at Conington on the 6th May 2011 on the up fast.
The barriers at the Conington road crossing can be down for quite a while as the road here has very little road traffic as the road goes only to the local farms in the fens. The crossing on the Ramsey road just to the north down the line at Holme with more lots more traffic still stays down just as long.
East Coast was the name of the train operating operating company that took over the running of the ECML train services from National Express East Coast on 14th November 2009. Only the National Express name has been removed on these HSTs as they had only just been repainted from GNER colours when East Coast took over.
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
Page updated 10/7/2020