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CROWN LAKES

GNER class 91 under the footbridge at Crown Lakes in 2001

GNER class 91 under the footbridge at Crown Lakes in 2001

Crown Lakes is a country park that has been made out of what was the site of derelict brown field land  left over from the brick workings which were here.

In the BR part of this site this part  of the ECML was called Farcet  . This part had class 47 and Deltics past what was only the last of the brick yards along this part of the East Coast Main line.

 In 1977 this  waste land was transformed back by its landowners O & H Hampton who have brought the site, from derelict land left over from the brick workings to what it is today. The park can be found on the southern outskirts of Peterborough sign posted from west the village of Farcet.

For us rail buffs it has the ECML running along side it. There is a new foot bridge over the ECML linking Farcet and the Township of Hampton.

There MAY even be a station here some day as Hampton and and the new Hatton township and Yaxley and Farcet get bigger, every day, and will soon all be one large township.

 
  East Coast HST on the 15th May 2010

 East Coast HST on the 15th May 2010

First Capital Connect 365506 EMU on the 15th May 2010

First Capital Connect 365506 EMU on the 15th May 2010

There are only two tracks now along this part of the ECML, the other two slow tracks were taken out when the wires went up. 

LNER  A4 60019 Bittern with it twin tenders at Crown Lakes

LNER  A4 60019 Bittern with it twin tenders then in British Railway green was on the THE CORONATION (This was the first Day of 3). Day one was from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. 60019 was doing the Kings Cross to York leg of this train.

 The footbridge at Crown Lakes in 2007

The footbridge at Crown Lakes in 2007

GNER HST with @Wifi is Here on its side
 
GNER HST with @Wifi is Here on its side
 
First Capital Connect 365519 EMU on the up fast at Crown Lakes

First Capital Connect 365519 EMU on the up fast at Crown Lakes

Freightliner class 66593 at Crown Lakes in 2007

 Freightliner class 66593 at Crown Lakes in 2007

 

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