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An up GNER train at Grantham station in 2004
GNER up train at Grantham station in 2004

Grantham's railways are today a shadow of what they were in steam days. Engines from the north were changed here. Its MPD was a large steam shed with many main line engines.The Grantham station is on the ECML from Kings Cross to the north. Peterborough is to the south and Newark to the North. Kings Cross to Leeds trains are the most common trains to stop here on the main line

GNER who ran the main ECML trains in 2004, do not now operate these trains. National Express East Coast took over till lost its franchise.East Coast now run thes trains, with the same rolling stock.

Central 156418 in platform 3 at Grantham in 2004

Central trains class 156418 in the bay platform no.3 at Grantham in 2004

Central Trains ran these services in 2004 but East Midland trains now run these trains.



Trains from Sleaford to Nottingham which call at Grantham now go under the ECML and A1 be for they turn back at Allington Junction towards Grantham on the Nottingham line. This has helped timekeeping, as these trains do not have to wait for a path on the ECML as they now do not use it.

These trains come into the bay at the North of the station and then reverse out back to Arlington Junction to continue on there journey

Norwich to Nottingham and Norwich Liverpool trains use platform 4 in both directions



Down GNER train with one of the Erostar trainsets

Down GNER train coming in to Grantham station in 2004

This was one of the 3772 trainsets that was on lease from Eurostar. This set was not repainted in GNER colours for the White Rose service between Kings Cross and Leeds. This set and the others hve now gone back to Eurostar



2013 at Grantham railway station

A4 Mallard and a Deltic coming to Grantham on 4/9/2013 with a video

 The New Allington Junction box

The old GNR signal box and level crossing at Allington

The now closed Barkston Junction on the ECML




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