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 The new build LNER A1  60163 Tornado still in its British Railways Green at Yaxley

 The new build LNER A1  60163 Tornado still in its British Railways Green at Yaxley heading north.

I have  started at the south of Peterborough at the village of Yaxley and worked northwards.

A National Express HST 43312 at Yaxley on a up train. 

A National Express HST 43312 at Yaxley on a up train at the same spot heading for London.

Yaxley is a village to the south of Peterborough . Yaxley had a railway station which is now closed. This was called Yaxley and Farcet. Both villages were a lot smaller then,  with 100s of houses built in Yaxley since the war.

Between Yaxley and Peterborough The London Brick Company made 1,000s of bricks. There used to be brick works all the way between Yaxley Farcet and Peterborough in BR days  along the ECML,. All these have now closed. There is a  page in BR days on Yaxley This land is now being built on with the Hampton township and some is The Crown Lakes  Country Park were I have some pages on the ECML next to it.

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.

 

70013 Oliver Cromwell on The Lindum Christmas Fayre on the 3rd December 2011

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Being December it was a very windy day. The flat Fens can do do nothing to stop the wind. Oliver Cromwell was working hard.

Oliver Cromell is part of the National Collection and was built at Crewe works in 1951. It a British Railways Standard class Britannia 4-6-2 steam locomotive. This train called The Lindum Christmas Fayre was going to have A4 LNER A4 4-6-2 number 4492 Dominion of New Zealand but the locomotive was changed to save a light engine movement.

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)

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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 as the train got towards 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.

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 Yaxley

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. 

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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk  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!