This page is on Peterborough railways and is about class 47s at the Peterborough Depot. 


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2000 till 2013


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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)
Peterborough 2000 till 2013
 Peterborough 2014 till today
 Peterborough on this site is in now in three parts BR 1970 to 1999 and 2000 till 2014 and 2014 till today

Class 47s at Peterborough Depot


Class 47756 Royal Mail Tynside at Peterborough

Class 47756 Royal Mail Tynside at Peterborough in 2003

This class 47 was scrapped in 2006. While it had the number 47644 it was named The Permanent Way Institution.

The movement of mail by train was once common to all railway stations with mail carried on normal passenger trains, and trains just for mail and or parcel trains some with TPO equipment. Some 47s were painted towards the end of BR in Royal Mail colours of red and black. Then all mail was transferred to road and air. Only now is a little mail returning to rail on the WCML.

 EWS Class 47778 Duke of Edinburgh's Award

EWS Class 47778 Duke of Edinburgh's Award

This class 47 47778 was in EWS colours at the Peterborough Depot. This class 47 was scrapped in 2006. it also had the names Odin and Irresistlble be for being named Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

 Class 47 732 Restormel in 2004

Class 47 732 Restormel in 2004 at the small EWS diesel depot next to and under Spittle road bridge just to the north of Peterborough railway station in 2004 .


This class 47 entered BR service in 1968 with the number D419. It was  renumbered class 47167 and was named County of Essex in 1979.  It then had the number 47580. Then with another number as 47732 it was renamed Restormel. (Which is an administrative area of Cornwall). As 47732  it was withdrawn by EWS and put in store. It is now owned by the Stratford 47 Group  and is main line certified and is based at the the MNR with the number 47580.


 Class 47580 at the Mid Norfolk Railway in March 2011 and named County of Essex again. It was renamed at the Tyseley Open Day in 2008.

Class 47580 at Oakham Station in 2009  on the return leg of  The Stapleford Park Open day & Harringworth Specials on August Bank Hoilday Monday on the 31st August in 2009.

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Pages on the Depot at Peterborough 2000 till 2013

47756 at Depot
EWS 47785 Fiona Castle 47226 Manchester Airport Progress.
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Class 56032 Class 56109 Class 56158 at Peterborough Depot 
56 104 at Depot
Class 47756 Royal Mail Tynside Class 47778 Duke of Edinburgh's Award and Class 47 732 Restormel  
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Class 37710 EW&S 37682 EW&S 37688   
60028 at Depot
Class 60028 John Flamseed and Class 60 076 and E W and S class 60049 at the Depot.  
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Class 66116 and also a Long line of class 66ss at the depot at Peterborough
Class 60008   class 60073   class 60050   class 6007s at the Depot 
Class 66021 at Depot in 2008
Load Haul 37710 Depot
Class 08575 at the Depot
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 Class 6063 and 66007 at Depot in 2009 
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class 56104 and class 56129 at the Depot in 2003
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Class 66126 and class 66230 at the Depot in 2010 
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class 67022  in 2013
The next page has class 60s at this depot.


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This small diesel depot is next to and under Spittle road bridge is just to the north of Peterborough railway station. It had replaced the very large New England MPD when that closed, after the end of steam at Peterborough. The class 08s and DMUs and class 31s used around Peterborough had been all been transferred away to the March MPD at Whitemoor.

The next seven pages have some of the locomotives at this Depot in the years 2000 till today

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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!