Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
'Doncaster Station 26th June 2008'
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A4 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley" steams though Doncaster station in 2008 with the return train of a Cathedrals Express mainline steam train heading for Kings Cross from York.
A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley is a 4-6-2 steam locomotive which was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. This A4 was named after him. It was built at the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Doncaster works which was calledThe Plant This was on the down side of Doncaster station.
EWS Class 60 071 and another class 60 and a class 66024 at the rear with a three engine convoy though platform 3 at Doncaster station in 2008
First class185 144 at Doncaster in 2008
Doncaster Railway station
Doncaster railway station is in South Yorkshire and it is 156 miles from London Kings Cross. Doncaster station is now (2019) managed by LNER. Doncaster station is on of the East Coast Main Line (ECML). Doncaster is one of the main railway stations on the ECML.
Doncaster station has eight platforms on two islands platforms. Platforms one three and four and eight are through platforms. Platforms six and seven are bays at the north of the station on the down side. Platform two and five are south-facing bays on the up side. It now has another (new) platform with the number 0 on the up side at the norther end.
There is a good mixture of train operators who now run thier services to from and though Doncaster station. LNER now( 2019) runs the main ECML trains replacing Virgin East Coast East Coast and NXEC and GNER be for them . First Hull Trains also run there trains though Hull to London. Cross Country and Northern Rail trains together with First TransPennine Express and East Midlands Trains also use this station
Doncaster's Great Northern Railway railway works was called The Plant. It was established by the Great Northern Railway in 1853. This railway works is (or what is left of it now ) next to the station on the west or down side of the station. LNER A3s and A4s were just two of the many classes of steam engines that came out of these works.
Page updated 19/8/2019