Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Midland Main line
South of Bedford BR
South of Bedford Millbrook in BR days
South of Bedford at Mill Brook a class 45 on the up fast line.
DMU from Bedford to St Pancras station in London near to Millbrook signal box on the slow line. This signal box went when the wires came to Bedford. (slide date 1977)
South of Bedford at Mill Brook a class 45 is on the down fast line.
Note the telegraph poles and the lack of trees and bushes.
One of the 4 car DMUs from that ran Bedford to St Pancras station in London at Millbrook on the slow line with just some of the brick yard chimneys that have now been removed in the background.
Bedford Midland station opened in 1859. In 1894 fast lines that bypassed the station were opened. The Midland railway ran the trains till the grouping when the LMS took control.
From 1948 British Railways ran the trains around Bedford till Privatisation of the railways when Midland Main line and then Thamslink and Siverlink took over the running of the trains. From the 1st April 2006, First Capital Connect had been operating the the Thamslink trains between London, Brighton and Bedford till late 2014 when Thameslink took over.
There was a second Bedford station which was called Bedford St Johns this was on the line from Oxford to Cambridge. Trains from Bedford to Bretchley used this station after the Bedford to Cambridge part of the line closed.
Page updated 7/10/2021
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