Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
This page is on Peterborough railways in in the years 2000 to 2013
The Peterborough Depot was transferred to EWS on privatisation.
This small diesel depot is next to and under Spittle road bridge is just to the north of Peterborough railway station. It had replaced the very large New England MPD when that closed, after the end of steam at Peterborough. The class 08s and DMUs and class 31s used around Peterborough had been all been transferred away to the March MPD at Whitemoor.
To save these and engines having to go to all the way to March for fuel and minor jobs a very small sub shed and refuelling point was built near to Spittle bridge just to the north east of the station. This Depot was used for stabling and the day to day maintaining of these locomotives. It also did every day minor repairs.
When March MPD closed this depot took over the few EWS engines from March. GBRf having its own Depot at New England in Peterborough.
Class 08757 at Peterborough Depot
Class 08757 at Peterborough depot near the station in 2003
Class 08575 above has no logo just its number
The class 08 shunter has been around for years. It is the diesel shunter. It replaced the steam shunter as it could be turned on or off as the work came and went.
Its numbers have gone down over the years as yards have closed. The block trains of wagons today require little shunting. In years gone by every freight would require breaking up and remaking in each yard be for being sent to smaller goods yards. 08s, would spend all day and night in yards shunting and then take wagons between yards.
One of the 08s at Peterborough would go to all the brick yards around Fletton and Whittlesea taking the empty wagons and then picking up wagons full of bricks right up to the 1980s
A class 08 next to the small shed at the Depot on the 27th of November 2008
Network Rail ZZA ADB965233 snow plough in the Depot on the 17th of October 2009.
The old Post office storting office is behind was puuled down and is now a super market.
On the 17th of October 2009 this Network Rail snow plough ZZA ADB965233 was near the station ready for the winter.
Peterborough Depot class 67s
Class 67021 at Peterborough Depot in 2008
Class 67022 14th of June 2013
Volker Rail DR75402 in the depot 29th of March 2012
This tramper can now often be the only thing in this Depot, which was once full of locomotives.
Page updated 13/5/2020