This page is on Peterborough railways and is about the Fly-ash Trains in the 1970s and 1980s. 


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Freight loops at Peterborough Station  

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Peterborough 1970s  till  1999 (BR)
Peterborough 2000 till 2013
 Peterborough 2014 till today
  As part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station in 2014  Platform 6 annd 7 are now here, with freight loops moved back.

Freight loops at the Station BR

class 31 on a flyash train

Class 31 with a train of empty fly ash wagons in the goods loops next to the station.

 Trains from power stations of Fly-ash was 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 the 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 on a fly ash train

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

A class 46 on a fly-ash train alonside platform 5

This 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.

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Page updated 30/1/2015

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  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!