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Tornado on The Cathedrals Express 30th of June 2012 at Lolham


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Video above is of  the new build LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado on The Cathedrals Express from Kings Cross to Durham, on Saturday the 30th of June in 2012, at Lolham level crossing north of Peterborough on the down trip.

On the return trip I went to Abbots Ripton were the train was one hour late and the light had nearly gone.The sun was out a the time it was booked here.

Loham level crossing is just to the north of Helpston there was a signal box here. The signal box was removed when the signals were upgraded ready for the overhead wires. CTV from Helpston signal box  now helps control the barriers at this level crossing and the crossing on the Maxey Road at Heplston.

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Tornado on The Cathedrals Express 30th of June in 2012, at Lolham crossing
Tornado day 1 of The Cathedrals Explorer 18th May ECML Helpston 2012
Oliver Cromwell on The Peak Forester on Sunday 29th May 2012
Tornado with a steam movement on 10th April from the NVR in 2012
Woodcroft level crosing to south of Helpston
Woodcroft level crosing in BR days
Helpston signal box
Closed GNR gate box at Maxey road
Loham Level Crossing
A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley 28th November 2009 at Lolham level crossing
Bittern on The Talisman 1st March in 2008 at Lolham level crossing
Union of South Africa 60009 at Lolham crossing in July 2008
GNER class 91s on 10th August 2007 at Lolham level crossing
East Midland Trains 158 and Hull Trains 222 Lolham 2008


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Helpston is a village on the The East Coast Main Line main line just to the north of Peterborough. The ECML runs from London to Edinburgh. The G.N.R and then the L.N.E.R used to run this line be for BR. This line has now been electrified, and is one of the top railways in the U.K.

GNER took over the Inter City trains from London to Scotland and Leeds previously run by BR. Then from December 2007 National Express took over these services. Today East Coast now runs these trains.

Also at Helpston the Peterborough to Leicester line which has run along side the ECML since Peterborough station heads westwards towards Stamford and away from ECML at the north of the village. This line runs to the rear of the GNR signal box.

The ECML down slow has used the Leicester line down line from Peterborough to Helpston be for then rejoining the ECML in front of the signal box. There are over head wires on the Leicester line down line only up to Helpston.

There was a Helpston station only on the Midland railway Leicester line here which is now closed.

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This website is on railways This page is on Peterborough. The site is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

This Page is about railways around Helpston

Today EWS, East Coast, Central trains and EWS are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!