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B1 61264 at Holme in 2004
B1 61264 makes a fine sight on the ECML at Holme.
B1 61264 makes a fine sight on the ECML at Holme.
On Saturday 27th of March 2004 A B1 ran from Cleethorpes to Kings Cross. The trip was run by 'THE RAILWAY TOURING COMPANY'. The trip was named 'THE LONDONER'. The locomotive was B1 61264.
The trip had started from Cleethorpes at around 7am and had picked up passengers at Grimsby and Barnetby, Scunthorpe and Crowle.  At Doncaster it joined the East Coast Main Line.
The train then came down the ECML to Peterborough were it had a water stop. After stopping in Westwood yard for water, the train came by Holme about 11am.
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 and 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
The photos on this page were taken at this crossing.
Holme and Conington have a lot of pages so are in two parts.
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