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Peterborough 1970s  till  1999 (BR)
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 Peterborough 2014 till today
(As part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station in 2014 Platform 3 will now become platform 2.)

PLATFORM 3 in BR days

Class 31264 in platform 3 at Peterborough on a stopping train to London Kings Cross station.

Class 31264 in platform 3 at Peterborough on a stopping train to London Kings Cross station.

Platform three in British Railways steam days was the main down platform and had buildings with waiting rooms and buffets ect.

When the station was altered and the fast lines put in platform 6 and its buildings on platform 3 together the northern bays that M&GNJR trains had used were removed. These buildings were replaced with just a small waiting room or is it a shelter .

Peterborough London local stopping trains used platform three in 1970's and 1980s befor the wires came to Peterborough. These local stopping trains were more than often than not class 31s and mark ones. Craven units were given a trail on London trains but gave a very poor ride and there engines over heated on the long distance between stations at top speed

DMU to Hertford North in platform 3 at Peterborough

DMU to Hertford North in platform 3 at Peterborough.

Note the new part of the footbridge on the left over to the new platforms 4 and 5 which was added when the new platforms were put in. The old part of the foot bridge was later removedand a new part put in.

What they never did at this time was to put in any lifts while doping this work then , the lifts would have to wait right up till 2014.

 A class 47 comes into platform 3 at Peterborough

A class 47 comes into platform 3 at Peterborough


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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!