Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Peterborough to March
Whittlesea 13th January 2014
GBRf class 66706 comes into Whittlesea past the signal box on Friday 10th of January 2014
Note the semaphore still in use in early 2014 used to control the trains here.
With all the bad winter weather at the start of 2014, it was nice to get out in early January and take some photos.
Whittlesea station is on the railway line from Peterborough To March
and then on to Ely
. The Railway spell It Whittlesea but the town spells it Whittlesey. As this is a site is on railways, I have used Whittlesea
The station still has a signal box
called Whittlesea. There are still semaphore signals here to control the trains.(2016) The level crossing at the station are opened by hand. The platforms are offset and just have a bus type waiting shelter.
GBRf class 66736 at Black bush level crossing on a train of hooper wagons on Monday 13th of January.
DB class 66118 at Black bush level crossing on a train of hooper wagons on Monday 13th of January heading towards March.
Two GBRf class 66s light engines from Whitemoor heading for Peterborough at Black bush level crossing also on Monday 13th of January.
Whittlesea 8th April 2014
A convor of four Heritage diesels at Whittlesea on the 8th April 2014.
This convoy was returning from the Mid-Norfolk Railway's April 2014 Diesel Gala
. D 1015 'Western Champion' had brought the visiting locomotives and was now returning them. Behind the Western is Class 37219 'Demelza' In Mainline Colours and class 40 D306 Atlantic Conveyor and Class 50007 'Herculesand' was at the rear of this covoy.
GBRf class 66722 at the Ramsey Road level crossing 8th of April 2014 heading towards Peterborough.
Whittlesea 30th April 2014
Class 170208 at Black Bush crossing at Whittlesea on the 30th April 2014.
DB class 66037 at Black bush level crossing 30th of April 2014 heading towards March
Freightliner class 66538 at Black bush level crossing 30th of April 2014
Whittlesea station is (today 2016) Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia. The station has two open platforms . Not all passenger trains stop at this station.
The railway goes around Whittlesea with the station on the edge of this small town. It is a fair walk from the centre of the town.
The Peterborough to March Railway line
The railway line between Peterborough
runs from Peterborough railway station and then across the River Nene and under the ECML, past the site of Peterborough East station
. Peterborough East was the main Great Eastern Railway Peterborough station for this line. This station was closed and all services transferred to the Great Northern Peterborough North station, now called just plain Peterborough.
The railway line heads out of Peterborough to Kings Dyke were there are brick works. There is a signal box at Kings Dyke
on the main Peterborough Whittlesea road. The first and only station is at Whittlesea which is still open. There is a signal box called Whittlesea
March is still open and there is a Network Rail Infrastructure Yard on the site of the old Marshalling Yard at Whitemoor.
March has it own pages and to see pages on this line in March
Page updated 8/5/2020
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