Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
'Britannia at March in 2012'
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Britannia at March on 7th June 2012
Britannia comes out of the south Yard in heavy rain 7th June 2012
BR Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70000 Britannia was on a Cathedrals Express from Alresford to Ely on Thursday 7th June 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 one of the loops in the south yard.
Like a lot of the 2012 summer it was very dull and very wet
The locomotive and surpport coach were uncoupled and headed off for the Whitemoor triangle, were the locomotive was turned. It then returned to the South Yard were it was watered be for returning to Ely with the empty coaching stock (ECS).The rails in the south yard at March were very wet and it gave for a good show, as the driver tried to slowly get out the yard without too much slipping
It has now been repainted in BR green and had its name plates put back.
Freightliner Class 66594 on the same wet day
Greater Anglia class 170 207 coming into March Station from Peterborough on the 7th June 2012
Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70000 Britannia after turning at Whitemoor in heavy rain with just its surport coach. I was way back under the station canopy. Only one person braved the heavy rain on the end of the platform.
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
Page updated 8/5/2019