Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Peterborough to March
2016 page 1
Ramsey Road at Whittlesea 5th January 2016
GBRf class 66721 'Harry Beck' at the Ramsey Road crossing 5th of January in 2016 heading towards Peterborough in the low winter sun.
Freightliner class 66955 at the Ramsey Road crossing 5th of January in 2016 heading towards March.
There is a fair amout of freight on this line with a lot of Intermodal container trains from and to the Port of Felixstowe.
'Abellio Greater Anglia' Class 170271 at the Ramsey Road crossing 5th of January in 2016 heading towards Peterborough in the low afternoon winter sun.
Whittlesea station 11th February 2016
East Midland Trains class 158852 on the 11th of February in 2016 at Whittlesea near the signal box.
GBRf class 66732 'GBRf The First Decade 1999-2009 John Smith MD' on the 11th of February in 2016 at Whittlesea.
GBRf class 66746 also on the 11th of February in 2016.
Cross Country Class 170 397 at the level crossing at Whittlesea station on 11th of Febuary in 2016.
Abellio Greater Anglia class 170 273 with train to Peterborough in platform 1 at Whittlesea station on 11th of Febuary in 2016. The Railway train conductor* checks the doors are clear from the rear cab be for closing them.
*Guards today are often called 'Railway train conductors' and they may also be known as 'Train managers' , depending on which railway they work for, or the type of train they are on, and if they issue tickets, or just check the tickets. They also have lots of safety and other duties to carry out. Some passenger trains are now driver only like the Great Northern EMUs.
Whittlesea railway station is today (2016) Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia. The station has two open platforms . Not all trains stop at this station.
The railway goes around Whittlesea with the station on the edge and 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 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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