Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Peterborough to March
Whittlesea 21st March 2009
LMS Class 7P 4-6-0 no 46115 Scots Guardsman
On Saturday 21 March 2009 LMS Class 7P 4-6-0 no 46115 Scots Guardsman is just to west of Whittlesea station and is just about to cross the Ramsey road level crossing heading for Peterborough.
This was a Private Charter from Kings Lynn to Melton Mowbray, that no one was supposed to know about. But there were lots of people out on the lineside taking photos.
Three GBRf class 66s with 66712 at the rear heading for Peterborough
On Saturday 21st March 2009 East Midlands Trains class 158 785 is just about to cross the Ramsey road crossing at Whittlesea heading for Ely.
Also on Saturday 21st March 2009 a three car Cross Country 170108 is at the same spot and is also just about to cross over the Ramsey road crossing at Whittlesea also heading for Ely.
Three DB Schenker Rail freights at Whittlesea in 2009
DB Schenker Rail class 66175 on Saturday 21st March 2009 is about to cross the Ramsey road crossing at Whittlesea heading for Ely.
DB Schenker Rail class 66171 on Saturday 21st March 2009 is also about to cross the Ramsey road crossing at Whittlesea heading for Peterborough.
DB Schenker Rail class 66111 also on Saturday 21st March 2009 heading for Ely.
EWS.....DB Schenker Rail
EWS is short for the English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd. They took over from BR, the following BR freight divisions of, Loadhaul, Rail Express Systems plus Mainline Freight and Transrail Freight.
Later the National Power Rail Unit and BRs European division called Railfreight Distribution were added to this list . All these were then merged into one and called EWS.
In 2007 EWS was bought by Deutsche Bahn. The name was changed in January 2009 to DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd.
The class 66s above are DB Schenker Rail, but are still in EWS colours. Only a handfull of there engines have yet been repainted (May 2020). Some of there class 66s now begin to look ready for a repaint.
The Peterborough to March Railway line
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
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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