This page is on Peterborough railways and is about  Yaxley in 2011. 


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Peterborough 2000-2013

Yaxley      ( page 3 of 3 )

2000 till 2013


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As part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station in 2014 some of the platforms numbers have now been changed 
Peterborough 1970s  till  1999 (BR)
Peterborough 2000 till 2013
 Peterborough 2014 till today
 Peterborough on this site is in now in three parts BR 1970 to 1999 and 2000 till 2014 and 2014 till today

Yaxley 2000-2013 

The Tynesider Saturday 24th November 2012

A4  60019 Union of South Africa  at Yaxley (still from video) November 2012    

A4 60019 Union of South Africa  at Yaxley (still from video below)


The Video below is of is of  A4 60019 Union of South Africa at Yaxley Great Drove and Abbots Ripton on a very dull day, that turned to rain at Abbots Ripton.

The Tynesider  was on on Staturday the 24th of November 2012 and had A4 60019 Union of South Africa for its second leg from York to London Kings Cross. The first leg was to have had another A4 Sir Nigel Grseley from Newcastle to York, but class 47207 had to haul this part when the A4 failed the day be for.
I shot this video on the ECML at Great Drove at Yaxley and then at Abbots Ripton after the water stop .
Nice to see Union of South Africa back on the ECML in BR green after its overhaul.
The class 47 on the rear was used on the return leg back to Newcastle.


To view this video in full screen. Use the button on right of the video.To return from full screen press the same button.

This video below can be in seen in 720HD for those of you who have a fast conection. For those who have a super fast conection 1080HD can be used!

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Yaxley is a village to the south of Peterborough . Yaxley had a railway station which is now closed.

Between Yaxley and Peterborough The London Brick Company made 1,000s of bricks between Yaxley and Peterborough the ECML was lined with brick works. All these have now closed.There are photos in BR days on this site north of Yaxley This land is now being built on with the Hampton township.

The land to the east of Yaxley is fen peat and is some of the lowest and best farming land in England. The track was laid on reed and wooden rafts and has not sunk like the land around. The ECML is now on a embankment from Yaxley to Holme . Some of railway was level with the land when it was built. They have kept adding soil, and or ballast to kept the track level.

Pages on Yaxley on the ECML 2000-2013

Page 1

60163 Tornado + National Express HST 43312 at Yaxley  

Page 2

70013 Oliver Cromwell atYaxley on The Lindum Christmas Fayre 3/12/2011

Page 3

A4 60019 Union of South Africa at Yaxley 24/11/2012


 Yaxley in BR days

Yaxley in BR days

Farcet in BR days





About Peterborough


The ECML at Crown Lakes Country Park    In the Peterborough BR part use Farcet when some of the brick yards here were still open and Delticswere in use

Mainline steam at Peterborough

The Peterborough to March Line

 south of Peterborough station

Peterborough Station

Platform 1 Peterborough station

 Platform 2 at Peterborough station

Platform 3 Peterborough station

Platform 4 at Peterborough station

Platform 5 at Peterborough station

The fast lines at Peterborough station

Freight loops next to the station at Peterborough

Locomotive depot near the station at Peterborough

Just to north of Peterborough station

Westwood Yard and The mainlines

ECML  and the Stamford line at Werrington

 Helpston and Lolham   2000 till 2013

  Peterborough Power Box

 Peterborough BR

Peterborough 2014-today

Nene Valley Railway


This website is  it is on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

Today EWS, East Coast, Central trains and EWS are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!