Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Midland Main Line
Class 25211 and class 25065 on a long freight at the north end of Wellingborough on the down slow.
In the 1970s there was still a lot of freight on the railways often in one wagon loads or even less. Class 25s were often used in pairs on the Midland Main line. At this time the use of the head code boxes had stopped and were being set at 0000.
This slide dated September 1976
Class 25 270 on a mixed freight of empty wagons at Wellingborough
Class 47355 on a full merry-go-round coal train coming into Wellingborough.
Class 25 257 on a freight of at Wellingborough past the merry-go-round coal train above.
Note the all the signals and the amout of wagons in this once busy yard.
Slide dated Jan 1976
Class 46 on a up train at Wellingborough to the south of the station.
Class 45019 on a Express Parcels train on the down slow near Wellingborough station
Slide dated September 1976
class 46 on a up train at Wellingborough
The Midland station is still standing at Wellingborough in 2014 and looks good.The two fast lines have platforms that are used for though and stopping passenger trains
There is now only one slow line which is used both ways. It is now normally only used by freight, although it runs though the old down slow platform. The old up slow platform is out of use with no track in place or assess from the footbridge.
The station at Wellingborough is on the Midland main line from London to Sheffield. Like other stations on the Midland Main Line there are next train panels giving the present time and when the next train on that platform is due.
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