Whittlesea in the late 1970s on a very cold foggy morning with a two car DMU to Cambridge.
On the same day a class 31 on a Norwich Birmingham train.
Note the cast iorn sign (long gone).
This signal is still in use in early 2020 but for how much longer.
Whittlesea Level Crossing BR
A Mini waits at the crossing gates next to Whittlesea station, for the gates to be opened after a DMU to Peterborough had gone though. Little has changed from this BR Photo here with level crossing gates still here in 2020 bar the about of trees here and the phone line posts. I wonder if the driver of the car got a passed the Driving Test?
These signals and gates are still here in 2020. Just the cars and trains are now newer.
A 3 car DMU in Whittlesea station. The signal box can just be made out at the far end of the train
The level crossing gates at Whittlesea station These gates are in Station Road Whittlesea.
These are still worked by hand today (2020) by a man or woman from a new hut. Note there are two oil lamps and the red warning disk is off set.
Freight at Whittlesea in BR days
Whittlesea a class 25 heads for March with a long frieght with tank wagons
Note the crossing keepers hut.
A Class 37 on a short parcels train at Whittlesea.
Parcels and mail and newspapers were very much part of railways, till both went on to road or air.
The Peterborough to March Railway line
The railway line between Peterborough
runs from Peterborough railway station and across the River Nene and then 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 then heads out of Peterborough to Kings Dyke were there are still 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
The railway station at 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 7/5/2020
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