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Deltic at Holme 11th September in 2010

Deltic at Holme on the 11th of September 2010

Deltic at Holme on the 11th of September 2010.
Deltic 55022 "Royal Scots Grey" at Holme level Crossing on the return leg  of "Spitfire Railtours" named "The Norseman" from Newcastle to London's Kings Cross station on the 11th of September  2010.
Class 180 at Holme 11th September 2010
Class 180 at Holme 11th September 2010
60163 Tornado
60163 Tornado at Holme on the 18th of November 2010 on 'THE CHRISTMAS CORONATION' from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh.
This LNER Peppercorn Class A1 number 60163 Tornado is a new build locomotive. It was built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust at Darlington and was only completed in 2008.
All the A1s went under the cutters torch be for any could be saved. 60163 is the next number that would have been built.
Railways at Holme
Holme is a small village next to the ECML between Peterborough and Huntingdon and it is spelt with a L. Holme village is in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire.
Holme had its own railway station and a branch line to Ramsey. Both the station and the branch line are now closed. Yaxley village and Peterborough are to the north and Connington crossing is to the south (about a mile from the village).
The land in fens around Holme is black fen peat and is some of the lowest and best farming land in England. The track was laid on reed and wooden rafts and has not sunk like the land around.
The ECML is now on a embankment. It was level with the land when it was built. They may have kept adding soil or ballast to kept the track level over the years.
The level crossing in the Holme village has a gate box that was a replacement when the old signal boxe went. Holme vilage is to on the west of this crossing.
Conington Airfield or as it is now called Peterborough Business Airport is between Holme vilage and Conington.
To the south of Holme village is a level crossing at Conington. Most mainline steam heading north stop on the down slow between Holme and Conington crossings to top up with water from a water tanker, as there are now no water cranes now on the ECML
To the north is a level crossing at Holme fen which is about a 3/4 of a mile north towards Peterborough and is on a very minor road
A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley
A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley at Holme on the 5th December 2010
Next station south is Huntingdon    Next station north is Peterborough

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