Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Westwood Yard 2014
Peterborough Westwood Yard in 2014
Chilten Railways 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 designed 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.
This Trackwork tamper machine 08-2752 Dr75204 is in mid air and was going on to a lorry. The tramper had lifted it self of the rails just befor I got to Westwood Yard. It then walked off towards the lorry on the 14th of March 2014.
3 GBRf class 66s are in the GBRf Peterborough depot in the rear of this photo. Note also the two signals with two shunt signals on each.
GBRf class 66706 Nene Valley in Westwood Yard on the 14th of March 2014.
Note the signal which sill in use. Also the note work in the backgound removing old sidings ready for the new EMU carrige sidings (see Westwood yard in 2015
for more details)
East Coast HST on the up fast at Westwood with power car 43312 leading on the 14th of March 2014.
Westwood Yard is nothing like is once was. Most of the siddings 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 class 700 EMUs for the Thameslink services to Gatwick Airport and Brighton when the new EMUs come into service Work was still under way on these in February 2015.