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Between Whittlesea and Turves in 2012
 
Freightliner class 66571 near Coates  in 2012
 
Freightliner class 66571 near Coates which is between Whittlesea and Turves on the 10th of August 2012.Coates is a small village very close to the town of Whittlesea.
 
There is a fair amout of freight on this line with a lot of Intermodal container trains from and to the Port of Felixstowe. There is also aggregates for construction,and to the Network Rail Depot at March.
 
Photos on this page were taken near to the Wype road, a small B road.
 
GB Railfreight class 66740
 
This GB Railfreight class 66740 was still in the green of its former owner Freightliner, but with no logos, of its old or new owner. the 66s is between Whittlesea and Turves heading for Peterborough on the 10th of August 2012
 
East Midlands Trains class 158854
 
East Midlands Trains class 158854 also heading for Peterborough.
 
Cross Country class 170637 heading for Peterborough
 
Cross Country class 170637 heading for Peterborough
 
Greater Anglia class 170206
 
Greater Anglia class 170206 heading for Peterborough
 
The Peterborough to March Railway line
 
The railway line between Peterborough and March runs from Peterborough railway station and across the River Nene and then under the ECML,  past the site of Peterborough East station. Peterborough East was the main Great Eastern Railway Peterborough  station for this line. This station was closed and all services transferred to the Great Northern Peterborough North station, now called just plain Peterborough.
 
The railway line then heads out of Peterborough to Kings Dyke were there are still brick works. There is a signal box at Kings Dyke on the main Peterborough Whittlesea road. The first and only station is at Whittlesea which is still open. There is a signal box called Whittlesea here.
 
The railway line heads out across the fens to March. At Turves a small hamlet or village there is a signal box called Three Horse Shoes.
 
The railway station at March is still open and there is a Network Rail Infrastructure Yard on the site of the old Marshalling Yard at Whitemoor.
 
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