Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
This page is on Peterborough railways in BR Days in the 1970s and 1980s
The Freight loops at the Station in BR Days
Class 31 with a train of empty fly ash wagons in the goods loops next to the station
Trains from power stations full of Fly-ash were taken to the south of Peterborough to Fletton junction were the line to the Nene Valley Railway leaves the ECML. There were a second junction here which took these train trains to a Discharge unit were fly ash was pumped out. The train ran around a lake
who's water was used for the pumping of the fly ash.
On its return the train was stopped in these loops at Peterborough station were crew changes or meal breaks were taken.
Any Faulty wagons were shunted out here also (Did the Fly-ash get into works?). Peterborough wagon repair depot was along side the station and was still open then.
Class 56038 in goods loops next to the station with a Fly-ash train.
A class 46 on a fly-ash train alonside platform 5
This part of the station is now the site of the New island platforms 6 and 7 (from 2014,) with the new platform layout at Peterborough station. This line being used for platform 6.
Page updated 17/11/2018
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