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Britannia at March on 11th September 2012
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Britannia at March 11-9-2012
Britannia comes into March station with its surport coach in 2012
70000 Britannia was on a Cathedrals Express from Salisbury to Ely  on the 11th September 2012. The passengers had to get off the train at Ely railway station and then the locomotive and the empty coaching stock (ECS) had come to March. The stock was put into a very weedy loop in the south yard. The driver brought Britannia very slowly into that loop. The locomotive and surpport coach were uncoupled and headed for the Whitemoor triangle were the locomotive was turned. Unlike other years the locomotive was not coaled at Whitemoor, but returned to the South Yard were it was watered and coaled be for returning to Ely with the empty coaching stock (ECS)
BR Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70000 named Britannia also came to March on a Cathedrals Express from Alresford to Ely on Thursday 7th June 2012 in very wet weather.
When it came to March in 2011 it was painted in BR black  on the ECS of a Cathedrals Express on the 14th of July 2011 that day it had no name plates. (video on that page)
Britannia has now been repainted back into BR green
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The video below is of Britannia on the 11th September 2012 at March railway station.
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Britannia on the 11th September 2012 at March railway station.
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March railway station is in the town of March which is in the county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England. The station is 14 miles from Peterborough on the railway line to Ely.
March is in the flat fens, were farming was the main industry till the railway came. The GER railway line ran from Ely to March and then to Peterborough is still open.
There was also a line from St Ives and one to Spalding by the now closed GN&GEJR . There was also a line from Wisbech (the track of which is still in place from March to Wisbech but is not joined to the main network. (This lines may well be come a heritage line or even re-open)
At Whitemoor one of Europe biggest freight marshalling yards was built at March. When this had all but closed, a new NetworkRail Distribution Centre was built on the southern part of the site of of The Old Whitemoor Yard. This was opened in 2004. Whitemoor Prison had been built on the northern part of what was once one of Europe biggest marshalling yards
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