Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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This page is on Peterborough railways and is about the ECML in BR Days in the 1970s and 1980s
South of the station between the old Power station and Peacock Bridge
Class 47 on a up train with the now closed and removed Peterborough power station behind.
These photos (35mm slides) were taken be for the overhead wires went up, and be for the power station was removed and the Rivergate Shopping Centre Flats and a supermarket put up in its place.
Coal for the power station came in wagons by rail and was tranfered into a conveyer which is to the left of the class 47. This coveyer took the coal over the ECML and into the power station.
Class 55 Deltic on the up fast line with old Peterborough power station in the back ground
Having just gone over the River Nene a Deltic heads for London. Note the Pullman coaches that are on the head of this train. There was normaly about three of these at the head of train.
A Class 55 Deltic on the down fast comes under Peacock bridge
A class 47 is just crossing the Peterborough to March railway line. The rest of the train is on the river Nene bridges.
A class 47 leaves Peterborough having just gone over the River Nene and the Peterborough to to March and Ely railway line.
The Nene Valleys Peterborough station was not yet open, when this photo was taken. You can now get to the NVR station though the arches between the sheds that are now gone. The Line to Ely can be seen from this spot in the Fair Meadow car park, today the are trees all along the side of the car park
A class 31 light engine on the up fast
Class 47 on the up fast with a train of mark one's. Note the platelayers hut
A two car Cravens DMU on the up slow at the Fair meadow car park Peterborough BR
Craven DMU's were used on ECML, but gave a very poor ride and their engines sometimes over heated on the long distance between stations at there top speeds.
Today the car park has tarmac and the sheds have been removed. Two of the arches between were the sheds are, have white paint on the coping stones to tell people going to the NVR Peterborough station which arches to use as the Peterborough Nene Valley station is now just now behind the bridges. When this photo was taken the NVR only ran to Orton Mere
Cravens DMU on up fast with Peacock bridge in the background.
When you hear that Geat Northern and Thamslink are now running 12 coach EMUs on these same local services as this two coach DMU, something must have changed. I think (hope) this was a bit of stop gap till the overhead wires got to Peterborough. They used to Run class 31 and mark ones as well.
The down slow is signalled both ways. Classs O8427 heads south with a mixture of steel and wooden open wagons
Class 08427 light engine near Peacock bridge.
Class 08427 had been shunting the brick yards along the ECML at Farcet and Yaxley. It had taken a long train of open wagons earler.The Peterborough Sugar Beet factory was still open then, and that was also rail served. Connington tip also was still open for waste soil or ballast and the O8s may have gone there.
Page updated 16/11/2018
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