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
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 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
First Capital Connect 365519 EMU on the up fast at Crown Lakes
Freightliner class 66593 at Crown Lakes in 2007