'Lolham ECML 2009 '
A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley
'The London Christmas Express '
Loham level crossing on the ECML is just to the north of Helpston there was a "Loham" 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 also the crossing on the Maxey Road at Helpston.
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 runs these trains.
To Helpston the Peterborough to Leicester line that has run along side the ECML from Peterborough station heads away westwards towards Stamford and away from ECML just to the north of the village.
Leicester to Peterborough line North of Helpston at Lolham crossing
|video||Oliver Cromwell on The Peak Forester on Sunday 29th May 2012|
|video||Tornado with a steam movement on 10th April from the NVR in 2012|
|Helpston signal box|
|Closed GNR gate box at Maxey road|
|Loham Level Crossing East Coast Main Line|
|GNER class 91s on 10th August 2007 at Lolham level crossing|
|A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley 28th November 2009 at Lolham level crossing This Page|
|Bittern on The Talisman 1st March in 2008 at Lolham level crossing|
|Union of South Africa 60009 at Lolham crossing in July 2008|
|video||Tornado day 1 of The Cathedrals Explorer 18th May ECML Helpston 2012|
|video||Tornado on The Cathedrals Express 30th of June in 2012, at Lolham crossing|
|Woodcroft level Crosing|
|Woodcroft level crossing to south of Helpston|
|Woodcroft level crosing in BR days|
Page updated 14/2/2020