Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
A4 60009 Union of South Africa
LNER A3 Flying Scotsman
LNER V2 2-6-2 Green Arrow
BR 71000 Duke of Gloucester
Class 5 73096
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There are 19 pages of mainline steam at Peterborough from 2000 to 2018 in this part
A4 60009 Union of South Africa comes into Peterborough.
A4 Union of South Africa comes into Peterborough from London past what was then the WAGN EMUs in the sidings south of Crescent Bridge. Union of South Africa has done a lot of trips along the ECML and has always put on a good show.
The 2000s in Peterborough has seen a lot more steam on the main line than for many years. Most take water at Westwood yard or Connington or now at Holme. Bittern's new second tender will let it get to York without a stop at Peterborough.
This is page one of the pages just on main line steam at Peterborough. In the 2000s to 2018 there was more Main line steam though Peterborough station than be for. The next& pages are of just some of the steam around the station in the 2000s.
Not all the steam locomotves that have come though Peterborough are in this section, as I take some photos of Mainline Steam from Conington
& Abbots Ripton
or Holme and along the ECML or I was at the other railway events or I was even at Work! But I hope it will give some idear of what has come though Peterborough.
When Steam was finished by BR in 1968, we could have only dreamed of the amout of steam on the main line, we have today. Well done to every one involved, with keeping this all, on going.
A4 60009 Union of South Africa leaves platform 4 at Peterborough
LNER A3 Flying Scotsman in its LNER Apple Green on a return leg of a charter at Westwood with the Eastfield signal box behind. Date was in the late 1990s to early 2000s I think.
Were all the huts are is now part of the new Great Northern EMU sidings. Westwood bridge were I took this print from , now has high steel fences all along the cycle way.
The Scarborough Flyer on Saturday 8th March 2003
LNER V2 2-6-2 Green Arrow and a GNERclass 91 at Peterborough station.
On Saturday 8th March 2003 I went to Peterborough North station to see the National Railway Museum's LNER V2 2-6-2 Green Arrow at about 7- 30am. The train it was booked to get to Peterborough at 7-40am having been booked to leave Kings Cross at the unearthly hour for a Saturday morning of 6-18am.
The train was to travel from Peterborough to York and then to Scarborough getting there at 1-13pm. "it not left the Cross yet" said the first person I saw. "Be in about 9am". The morning was cold but the the sun popped out at 7-45 when the train had been booked in. The sun then went in and we all got cold
Be in at Ten",was next then 10-30 it came in about 11-10 over two hours late. This was no fault of the steam train but the empty coaching stock had been late, (very late) into Kings Cross.
Green Arrow at the north end of Peterborough station on the same day leaving platform 4 at Peterborough station.
LNER Class V2 2-6-2 (No. 4771) 'GREEN ARROW' with its its British Railways number of 60800
Green Arrow which is a NRM engine will not be running again on the main line or on other railways as the NRM has decided to not overhaul it again at this point in time. As the amount of work will cost to much. A lot of the engine will need to be renewed. Never is not a word that has been used!
With the Flying Scotsman taking till 2016, and the cost far more than NRM thought it would be. The NRM will think hard befor starting on a big locomotive again.
Will Green Arrow ever be back on the main lines?
A4 60009 Union of South Africa
A4 60009 Union of South Africa at Peterborough starting out of platform 4 in 2003
71000 Duke of Gloucester
BR 71000 Duke of Gloucester,which was the only Class 8 Pacific locomotive that was built by BR. Here we see it leaving platform 4 at Peterborough in 2005.
Class 5 73096
Class 5 73096 on Saturday 5 April 2003 in Platform 4
The Nene Valley Rambler had come from Alton on the Mid Hants Railway on Saturday the 5th of April 2003 by way of Woking-Staines and Hertford North and along the ECML to Peterborough main line station. It ran round its train. It then returned tender first pulling its train southwards and came off the ECML at Fletton junction were it went on to the Nene Valley by way of the Fletton loop to Orton Mere
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