This page is on Peterborough railways and is about Crown Lakes near Farcet. 


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Crown Lakes Peterborough   ( page 1 of 2 )

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As part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station in 2014 some of the platforms numbers have now been changed 
Peterborough 1970s  till  1999 (BR)
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 Peterborough on this site is in now in three parts BR 1970 to 1999 and 2000 till 2014 and 2014 till today


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 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 near to the village of Farcet.

For us rail buffs it has the ECML running along side it. There is a new foot bridge 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.

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Pages on trains at Crown lakes Peterborough from 2000 till 2013

Crown Lakes page one
GNER class 91 at Crown Lakes in 2001 +East Coast HST on the 15th May 2010 +First Capital Connect 365506 EMU on the 15th May 2010 +LNER  A4 60019 Bittern with it twin tenders
Crown Lakes page 2
GNER HST with @Wifi is Here on its side +First Capital Connect 365519 EMU+  Freightliner class 66593  


Page updated 30/1/2015



About Peterborough


The ECML at Crown Lakes Country Park    In the Peterborough BR part use Farcet when some of the brick yards here were still open and Delticswere in use

Mainline steam at Peterborough

The Peterborough to March Line

 south of Peterborough station

Peterborough Station

Platform 1 Peterborough station

 Platform 2 at Peterborough station

Platform 3 Peterborough station

Platform 4 at Peterborough station

Platform 5 at Peterborough station

The fast lines at Peterborough station

Freight loops next to the station at Peterborough

Locomotive depot near the station at Peterborough

Just to north of Peterborough station

Westwood Yard and The mainlines

ECML  and the Stamford line at Werrington

 Helpston and Lolham   2000 till 2013

  Peterborough Power Box

 Peterborough BR

Peterborough 2014-today

Nene Valley Railway




This website is  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 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!