Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Spittle Depot at Peterborough
Class 25 at the small depot at Peterborough near the station in the late 1970s.
The building has now gone to make the Peterborough Station car park bigger.
On this very cold day trains were still running.
The class 25 above is in the small loco depot next to the station which was later to be transferred to EWS on privatisation.
About the Peterborough Depot
When New England MPD closed just after the end of steam around Peterborough in the early 1960s . The engines that were used around Peterborough were transferred to March MPD.
To save the class 08s that were still needed around Peterborough and locomtives and DMUs that were between trains having to go to all the way to March MPD and back ,each time they needed diesel, a very small shed and a refuelling plant were built near Spittle bridge, just to the north of the station.Day to day repairs and oil could be filled up here.
Class 47 and two 31s at the small depot at Peterborough
This is the main part of the Depot which is on the northern side of Spittle bridge. One or two tank wagons were in a siding just to the right. The small shed was only for oiling and small repairs only. Any big jobs would be done at March MPD or Doncaster
Class 45 at the Peterborough Depot
Four class 31s at Peterborough Depot class 31192 31198 31125 and class 31403 with the white strip, plus one more on the next line.
Class 47100 at Peterborough Depot
Class 40 071 at Peterborough Depot with Peterborough Power box behind
Class 47 158 Henry Ford was at the Depot on one the visits of The Flying Scostman, when on one of the three Sundays that the Scotsman ran from Peterborough to York, this class 47 did the King Cross to Peterborough part and the A3 did Peterborough to York part. It has been bulled up to a very high standard with white wheels and pipes.
Page updated 13/5/2020