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Whitemoor open day in 2004
 
GB Railfreight class 66 701 being re-named
 
GB Railfreight class 66 701 was re-named "WHITEMOOR" at the opening of the new Network's Rails Distribution Centre on a Sunday in June 2004 This new yard is now on part of what was the Old Whitemoor Yard at March
 
The name of this class 66 was"Railtrack National Logistics" . The name was changed after Railtrack had been put into administration.
 
The class 66 was named Whitemoor by the March town mayor and the head of GBRf who will be runing the yard .
 
In his speech the man from Network Rail said how pleased they were with the way the yard had been made so quickly, even though the fen soil had turned into mud in the heavy rain during the winter.
 
He also hoped that the children would not trespass, and that the people of March would forgive the noise of the construction and get on well with Network rail.
 
He also said that they had though a few people might turn up on the day, not the hundreds that did turn up to the event.
 

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March
 
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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