Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
From Spittle Bridge
This page is on Peterborough railways in BR Days in the 1970s and 1980s
North of the Station at Peterborough from Spittle bridge
Class 55 Deltic comes out of platform 3 at Peterborough and onto the down fast
A Class 47 starts out from platform 4 at Peterborough railway station and onto the down fast. There is a class 25 and a class 37 in the small Depot at Spittle. All the locomotives at this time still have their head code boxes, but all are soon to be set to oooo and then removed or plated over.
The veiw for taking photos from Spittle road bridge was far better be for all the posts and wires were put up.
Class 47312 is adding or removing two fly ash wagons from its train which is in the goods loops next to the station. The 47 is coming into the head shunt which is under Spittle bridge. The Power signal box has not yet got its anti-vandal fencing .
Note the oil tankers which used to go to the oil depot in Midland Road three of the oil tanks can just be seen just behind the Peterborough power signal box.
A Class 25 brings out a long freight of open wagons out of the goods loops near the station.
Class 47335 is in the Depot on the left near Spittle bridge with another class 25 also on shed. The oil depot and all the buildings and the old Peterbough Hospital have now gone and there are houses there along side the station.
Looking North from Spittle bridge
A Class 25 comes out of Westwood Yard with a freight on a cold winters day.
The class 25 has just come out of Westwood Yard and is about to pass by the small diesel depot at spittle on the down slow The train is just about to come under Spittle bridge.
A class 47 comes into Peterborough past the small Depot with a platelayer stood on the down fast.
There a number locomotives in the depot this side of the bridge of class 31s a class 47 and one of about 4 class 08s at Peterborough.
Note the Peterborough Goods Depot in the background with the curved roofs. This was built in late 1950s This had a very short life and was the site of a Toys-R-Us store which itself has now closed.
Westwood bridge is the background . Steam trains have stopped under Westwood bridge near to the now closed Toys-R-Us to take water from a road tanker and then come back on to the main line.
A class 08 shunter with some parcels vans next to depot at Peterborough near to Spittel bridge
The class 08 having come out of Westwood Yard is crossing over the the ECML to get to the western side of the station
Page updated 17/11/2018
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