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Class 55 Deltic out of Platform 3 in BR days at Peterborough

Class 55 Deltic leaving platform 3 at Peterborough station.
Peterborough in the 1970s and early 1980s had the swan song of the class 55, better known as the Deltic. These had taken over from the A4s A3s A1s and A2s after steam was removed in early 1960s.
The class 47 were also used on many trains with class 31s on the Peterborough to London local trains.
The HST replaced the Deltics on mainline trains and are still in use today
There were still parcel and mixed freights and first generation DMUs being used on local trains in the 1970s and the start of the 1980s.
GNER had the first Privatisation franchise in 1996 of the East Coast Main Line trains between London and Edinburgh and London and Leeds.
WAGN took over from Network South East and Central trains  took over from Regional Railways.
I have taken lots of photos around the railways of Peterborough, taken in the 1970s-1980s.These photo's were taken on 35mm slides and prints in the BR days and cover the BR blue days.
class 31 ou of Westwood yard
Westwood Yard in Peterborough with a class 31 on a parcels train.
Westwood yard is now just a few siding for wagons. But new EMU sidings are being built in 2015 for the Thameslink Peterborough to Gatwick and the south coast service. Parcels now go by by road and there is no single wagon service like there use to be.
Note the 08 shunter and the mix of short wheel-base wagons
class 47 on a fly-ash Train on the Stamford line at the site of Walton Crossing
The closed Walton level crossing with a class 47 with a fly ash train returning to a coal fired power station for more fly ash. 
These fly ash train had there own Merry-Go-Round loop at Fletton south of Peterborough round a lake.
This Flyash loop is now closed and these flyash trains stopped some years ago.
Four class 31s at Peterborough Depot 31192  31198  31125 3 1403  plus one on the next line.
Four class 31s at Peterborough Depot class 31192  class 31198  class 31125 class 31403  plus one on the next line.
When New England shed closed locomotives were transfered to March shed. Peterborough Depot near the station was built to store the 08s and DMUs and locomotives on local passenger trains to Kings Cross. EWS took over these depot.
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Peterborough Railways
Peterborough railway station is on the busy East Coast Main Line (ECML) railway line from London to Scotland.
It is a very busy railway station with lots of trains to and from London and Scotland. There were and still are trains from Birmingham, Norwich, Cambridge and Lincoln. Also there are trains from Nottingham and Liverpool.
To the east of Peterborough there is the railway line which comes into Peterborough under the ECML from Ely. To North west a line comes into Peterborough alongside the ECML from Stamford and Leicester. There is also the line to Spalding and Sleaford to the North east.

As things change over the next few years at Peterborough, I hope to keep adding to this web site. We have now got some more platforms at Peterborough with lifts at last, So there will always be new photos to take.

Virgin East took over from East Coast at the start of March 2015 and have started to repaint the class 91s and mark 4s and DVTs.

See Peterborough 2014 till today for more detail on these new platforms
I have been adding details and changed some of the  Peterborough parts of this web site as the station was being rebuilt.
 Full details are on many of  Peterborough pages on this site.
Peterborough on this site is in now in three main parts  Peterborough 2014 till today  and Peterborough 2000 till 2013  and  Peterborough 1970s  till  1999(BR)
Peterborough 2014 - till today
Peterborough 2000-- 2013
Peterborough 1970s-- 1999
Some of the platforms numbers changed in 2014
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Peterborough BR

About Peterborough

 Yaxley in BR days

Farcet in BR days

The now closed Flyash line at Fletton Peterborough

Fletton in BR days

 Just to the south of Peterborough station in  BR days

Peterborough to March line in BR days  in Peterborough

About The Peterborough to March railway line

The River Nene bridges at Peterborough near to the NVR station

The  Peterborough to March line goes under the ECML at the Fair meadow Car Park

Peterborough East Station was here

This bridge at Peterborough was made of wood now replced by a concrete bridge


This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk  it is on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

Today EWS, East Coast, Central trains and EWS are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!