Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Conington level crossing
'Deltic at Connington in 2010 '
East Coast class 91 on the down fast and a Deltic on the down slow at Conington in 2010
Nice to see a Deltic (class 55) back on the ECML with this Spitfire Tours "The Capital Deltic" which was on 12th June 2010.
I had got ready for this photo at the small crossing at Conington. The Deltic came into view on the down slow, going slowly, as it had a red signal near Holme, were the down slow ends and rejoins the down fast
While I waited for the train came a little nearer, an East Coast train class 91 came into view at the full line speed on the down fast. The photo above is well cropped as it over took the Deltic well be for my planed photo spot.
West Coast Trains class 57 in 2010
West Coast Trains class 47 (57?) on The White Rose at Conington on the down fast.
The White Rose was on Saturday 26th June 2010. Photos on this page in the evening (18:39pm at Peterborough). This train was diesel hauled (top and tailed) on this return leg from Kings Cross to York
West Coast Trains class 37 706 at the rear of The White Rose at Conington (above) on the down fast heading for Peterborough
That morning the train had been steam hauled with LMS Class 7P 4-6-0 no 46115 Scots Guardsman from York to Londons Kings Cross station.
First Capital Connect 365540 at Conington on the down fast on the 29th April 2010 with its vinyls advertising the "Garden Cities of Hertfordshire."
This class 365 has not been repainted by First Capital Connect. They have just removed the WAGN name and replaced it with a vinyl with the First Capital Connect name on it near the cab door.
First Hull Trains class 180 on an up train at Conington in First Hull trains colours in 2010
' East Coast HST's in 2010 '
East Coast High Speed Train (HST) 43306 at Conington on the down fast on the 29th April 2010
East Coast High Speed Train (HST) 43307 at Conington on the up fast also on the 29th of April 2010
The numbers on the two HSTs on this page are not in the same place on the yellow under tray. These HST's had been repainted by National Express East Coast and East Coast had just removed the NXEC name.
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