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As part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station in 2014 Platform 4 remained as platform 4.
 
PLATFORM 4 in BR days
 
Deltic Class 55003 in platform 4 at Peterborough on a down train
 
Deltic Class 55003 in platform 4 at Peterborough on a down train.
 
 Class 55 Deltic in platform four at Peterborough
 
Class 55 Deltic in platform four at Peterborough
 
Peterborough station with a Deltic in platform 4
 
Class 55 Deltic Tulyar in platform four at Peterborough
 
HST in platform 4 at Peterborough station
 
HST 254004 in platform 4 at Peterborough
 
Inter City 125 254011 comes into platform 4 at Peterborough
 
Inter City 125 254011 comes into platform 4 at Peterborough.
 
This view was ony possible while the footbridge was being done up as there was no windows in part of it.
 
On a very different day a class 47 starts out from platform 4.
 
On a very different cold day a class 47 starts out from platform 4.
 
Photo from Spittle bridge was with a long lens.The class 47 looks clear of ice and snow so there cannot have been much snow south of Peterborough.
 
In 2018 during "The Beast from the East" when trains came into Peterborough, every thing was iced up and covered in snow.
 
Class 31 into platform 4 at Peterborough station
 
Class 31 in BR blue comes into platform 4 at Peterborough station
 
Class 31 on a freight into platform 4 at Peterborough station
 
A class 31 this time with a train of 16T mineral wagons into platform 4 at Peterborough station.
 
The Brush Type two was one of the diesel locomotives ordered by British Railways to replace steam. It later to  became class 31 under TOPs. It was use on passenger freight and parcels.
 
A class 31 out of platform 4 with a mix of parcel and mark ones
 
A class 31 out of platform 4 with a mix of parcel and mark ones. Note the mark one sleeper just behind the class 31.
 
Platform four started being used on the 25 June 1972 ready for when the new though lines opened on the 2nd May 1973. Most ECML down trains to Leeds and Scotland use platform four
 
Platform 4 was also used by up and down Norwich Cambridge and Birmingham Nottingham and Liverpool trains.
 
Freight and light engines can also use platforms 4 both ways.
 
Platform Four is on the eastern edge of a island platform with Platform 5 is on the outer western edge.
 
The new buildings on this island platform are of the style of architecture prevalent in the 1960's and 1970's bland and and insipid. But clean and just about fit for there use.
 
These two platforms are linked to the main station by a long foot bridge over the two fast lines. This footbridge was made longer when the new lines went in. The footbridge was made even longer in 2014 when platform 6 and 7 were added
 
There is also a Royal Mail bridge that was out of bounds in BR days but is now used for passengers and for push chairs and was used by a the yellow mobility truck that carried wheelchairs and old people over who can't use the stairs, as Peterborough station still had no lifts, right to up till 2014. This ex Royal Mail fotbridge was also made longer in 2014 as well
 
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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