This page is on Peterborough railways and is about Fletton in BR Days in the 1970s and 1980s
Class 55 Deltic at Fletton in the late 1970s on a up train to London
This photo above shows a Deltic that has just come under Peacock bridge on the up fast line. Steam Railway had there offices in the building behind the train.
The Photos on this page were taken from a spot when a fence was removed just befor new houses were put up. within a few weeks houses were being built.
Deltic Class 55006 The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry at Fletton on a train with three Pullmans and the rest mark ones.
This class 55 Deltic 55006 is on one of the last BR Pullman trains along the ECML. These Pullman trains ran with only, as here three Pullman coaches, the rest of the train was normal stock.
Pullman trains be for the 2nd World War and in the 1950s and 1960s a cut above your normal trains for comfort and service. The new Mark threes in the HSTs gave a better ride than the old Pullmans to every one at no extra cost to the passenger. These Pullman trains were stopped and the coaches sold or scrapped.
The Orient Express has showed how to use the old Pullmans on the main line, do them up to their former glory, and put on a top class meal and a top class service.
Class 47 170 on a full flyash train at Fletton about to leave the ECML at Fletton Junction for the flyash loop and discharge its flyash. Flyash no longer comes by train to Peterborough The Flyash loop and the flyash discharging plantand the line to it have been removed.
A Class 47 on a down passenger train at Fletton
A Class 47 returns to the ECML with Flyash train after discharging its load at the now closed and removed Flyash discharging plant.
A Class 47 412 on a up passenger train at Fletton.
A two car Cravens DMU which were used on local stopping trains along the ECML. These were used on trains from Kings Cross to Peterborough but were apt to overheat with the long high speeds needed, rather than local short slow branch lines they were designed for.
A class 31 with a train of ballast wagons at Fletton
A class 47 on a down train which has just come under the Fletton High Street road bridge.
Fletton juction is at the rear of the train on the right were the Nene valleys mainline connection now leaves the ECML. At this time there was also the the line (now closed and removed) to the Flyash loop and the flyash discharging plant.
Fletton Junction BR
Class 47 on a Fly-ash train at Fletton Junction.
The class 47 has just come onto the down slow. The rear of the train is just coming out from the fly-ash line were the ash was removed from the wagons. Note all the vans in the siddings.This siding have all been removed. The flyash line has been removed. The Nene valley Railways mainline conection is still at Fletton junction
A Deltic at Fletton Junction on the down fast
A class 47 at Fletton junction.
Note the class 08 on a 2nd slow line which was just for the brick yards along this part of the ECML. The slow lines ran all the way to Yaxley.
Today all the slow lines have been removed making the ECML only two track from Fletton Junction till Holme were there is just a down slow and a up and down fast line .
This video below was taken a Fletton on the ECML in the 1990s next to were a large ware house for Ikea has now been built. The pipes being put in are for this ware house
This Youtube video of Fletton was taken to the south of Peterborough in the 1990s
This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk 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 LNER GBRf Great Nirthern 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