Railways around Peterborough and The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Westwood Yard in 2014 ( page 1 of 2 )
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Peterborough Westwood Yard in 2014
Chilton Trains Class 67015 David J Lloyd in Wrexhan & Shopshire silver and grey with a failed East Coast set (ECS?) on the up slow past Westwood Yard on the 14th of March 2014.
DC class 56 312 Jermiah Dixson was in Westwood Yard on the 14th of March 2014 with the Rail Vac RA7.
The Railcare Sweden RA7 Rail Vac is a air/vacuum excavator. The full name of which is a Ballast Vacuum Extraction System (BVES). It was desined to fit in the British loading gauge. The unit can be moved as a wagon or used as self-propelled track machine. It has many uses one of which uses a pipe that can vacuum balast out between sleepers to put in signal cables or get at them.
The Sky 1 HD set heading north on the down fast at Westwood on the 14th of March 2014.
The Sky DVT 82216 and the mark 4s are all in Sky colours but the class 91 was in East Coast silver grey.
Westwood Yard is nothing like is once was. Most of the sidding have gone. But it still sees many freight movements most in for driver change or meal breaks or booked time off the mainline at peak times. There is aso the GBRf depot.
Westwood Yard now has these six new EMU sidings to add to its traffic. These sidings are near the Eastfield signal box next to Westwood bridge. These will be used by the new Great Northern services to Gatwick Airport and Brighton when the new EMUs come into service (2015 to 2016?). Work was still under way on these in February 2015.
I think these new EMUs were going to stop in platform 1 at Peterborough between turns. I think they will now use these when there is a long stop in the station (like Bedford) or over night. This will free up Platform 1 for other trains.
Page updated 27/2/2018
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