Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
LNER class 800111 Azuma leving platform 2 at Peterborough station on the 8th of January 2019 on testing or training.
Virgin East Coast class 91105 on the 12th of March 2015
Peterborough railway station is on the busy East Coast Main Line (ECML) railway line from London to Scotland. It is a very busy railway station with lots of trains to and from London and Scotland. There are trains from Birmingham, Norwich, Cambridge and Lincoln. Also there are trains from Nottingham and Liverpool.
To the east of Peterborough there is the railway line which comes into Peterborough under the ECML from Ely and to west the line comes into Peterborough alongside the ECML from Stamford and Leicester. There is also the line to Spalding and Sleaford to the North east. These are as well as the line ECML which runs north to South.
In this part of the Web site about Peterborough which has many pages there are all types of trains and locomotives from the 1970s till today. There is also some mainline steam
The BR pages have locomotives like Class 31s and Deltics, also class 37s and class 47s and HSTS and DMUs and class 08s.
When the overhead wires came and the EMUs took over the local trains to Kings Cross and Class 91s and Mark 4s took over on the main ECML trains together with the HSTs.
East Coast HST 43367 in platform 4 at Peterborough in what is now the Old East Coast Colours be for the station was changed.
HST's are no longer used on the ECML as from December 2019
In the last few years, class 66s from GBRf and EWS and Freighliner have taken over on a lot of the freight. Passenger trains on the ECML were with GNER and then with Vigin East Coast and now LNER.
WAGN changed to First Capital Connect and now (2015) Thameslink Great Northern. Central Trains is now East Midland trains and Cross Country. There is also Hull trains and Grand Central. This all makes for a real mixture.
East Midlands Trains class 156412 in what was then platform 2 in 2009
Class 55 Deltic between Yaxley and Farcet in BR days.
As things have changed over the years at Peterborough,I keep adding to this web site.
We have now got more platforms at Peterborough with lifts at last, So there will always be new photos to take.
GNER HST in the old platform 3 at Peterborough in 2005
Full details are on each page of the many on Peterborough on this site.
Page updated 13/5/2020