Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Peterborough to March
|Near Coates and Easterea 2023
Between Whittlesea and Turves in 2023
GBRf class 66767 Kings Cross PSB 1971-2021 at Eastrea on Monday 27th of March 2023.
The class 66 is between Whittlesea and Turves heading for Peterborough on the railway line between Peterborough
The village of Eastre is between Whittlesea and Turves . Coates and Eastre villages are very close to the town of Whittlesea. The new houses being build in Whittlesea will soon nearly joint up with these villages.
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.
The level crossing has single Barriers with village of Eastrea in the background on Monday 27th of March 2023
DB class 66085 class 66 is at Eastrea between Whittlesea and Turves heading for March and Ely on Monday 27th of March 2023
of the roads and posts in the Fens peat seem to be moving at funny angles after all the heat and rain with the track often the only thing level.
Class 66749 Christopher Hopcroft MBE light engine on the crossing at Eatrea on 27th March 2023
The Peterborough to March Railway line
The railway line between Peterborough
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
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.
Page updated 29/3/2023