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Peterborough Westwood Yard in 2014
 
Chilton Trains Class 67015 David J Lloyd
 
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 in Westwood Yard
 
DC class 56 312 Jermiah Dixson was in Westwood Yard on the 14th of March 2014 with the Rail Vac RA7.
 
 Railcare Sweden RA7 Rail Vac  in Westwood Yard
 
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.
 
 Sky 1 HD set heading north on the down fast at Westwood
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.
 
Trackwork tamper machine 08-2752 Dr75204
 
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
 
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
 
East Coast HST on the up fast at Westwood with power car 43312 leading on the 14th of March 2014.

 
 
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Some of the platforms numbers changed in 2014
 
Westwood  Yard
 
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.
 
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At long last Peterborough railway station has some, New platforms. These were needed for when it all goes pear shape, there are just not enough platforms to go round. Even with all going well trains often had to wait for a platform on the river Nene railway bridge.
 
On Tuesday 13th December 2011 Network Rail announced a 43 million pound upgrade of Peterborough railway station starting in April 2012 and to be completed by December 2013. ( There was still ongoing work  in Feruary 214 and it was to be April 2014 be for it was all done)
 
This work has now increased the numer of platforms to 7 and includes new lifts to each platform. There were no lifts to any platform at Peterborough be for.
 
The New Layout at Peterborough station has seen: The old bay (platform1) removed. Platform 2 renumber as platform 1 and made longer. Platform 3 renumbered as platform 2 and also made longer. The all New Platform 3 is next to the up fast line, built on waste land. Platform 4 and 5 remain as they were, but hve been made a little longer. Platform 6 and 7 are an all new Island platform.  A new goods avioding line has also been built along side platform 7.  Most platforms are signaled both ways with new signals on some of the platforms.
Map of the old layout at Peterborough on the left and the the New layout  on the right.     Yellow for new Platforms
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