Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
South of Station
Just south of Peterborough station in BR days
A class 47 on the down slow has just crossed the River Nene .The coal conveyor bridge took coal from siding to the right of the photo to the power station which was on the on the left.
The train in the photos above is heading for the goods loops next to the station were there the driver would take a break or end his shift.
The class 47 on the down slow with a fly-ash train. The Peterborough coal fired Power Station and its chimney stands out.
The coal yard on the left is now part of the car park for the station. Great Northern and Thamslink use the carriage siding for its trains at Peterborough Together with a new set of EMU siddings for the class 700 EMUs at Westwood bridge.
The line from the down slow that the class 47 is on, has now been removed, with the new (from 2014) track layout.
Fly ash trains were a common site in the 1970s and 1980s on the railways around Peterborough. This view today is all overhead wires and posts and no power station. The coal yards are gone and this land is part of the large car park for Peterborough station.
The Peterborough coal fired power station is now the site of The River Gate shopping centre and an Asda store. The lines to the right are the March Ely line going down and across the river Nene next to what is now the NVRs station.
Fly ash trains were a common site in the 1970s and 1980s on the railways around Peterborough.
The Cresent road bridge at Peterborough which replaced a level crossing about were I am standing.
These photos were taken while the wooden fence here was being repaired and had some missing planks.
Class 37 101 is coming out of platform 4 or 5 and is propelling its train (ECS) from the rear into the carriage sidings.
A rather dirty class 47 526 leaves Peterborough station past the two warehouses that were removed to make the car park at Peterborough station bigger.
A Cravens DMU from the car park side just to the south of Cresent Bridge
A class 47 with the breakdown train on the down fast
Page updated 13/5/2020