Leicester To Peterborough'
Video of Tornado and its surport coach with a steam movement from the NVR in 2012
LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado (the new build locomotive) just to the north of Helpston on the Peterborough to Leicester railway line with a steam movement from the Nene Valley Railway to Barrow Hill Engine shed on Tuesday 10th of April 2010. There are also two class 66s on freights at the level crossing just off the B1443 on the West Deeping road here.
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. NER with Inter City trains from London to Scotland and Leeds previously run by BR.
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 from Peterborough .
There was a Helpston station only on the Midland railway Leicester line here which is now closed.
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 This Page|
|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|
|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|
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