Tornado the new build LNER class A1 steam locomotive at March on 21st June 2013
Tornado Came to March On the Friday then again on the Tuesday in Spetember 2013
The first train on train was on Friday the 21st of June and was a Cathedral Express. Fridays train was from Tonbridge, with steam with Tornado, from Tonbridge to Ely, were the passengers had got out, and the ECS had come to March South Yard. Tornado and its surport coach turned on Whitemore triangle. Tornado was then watered befor returning to pick up the passengers.
Tornado the new build LNER class A1 steam locomotive at March on 25th June 2013
This train was on Tuseday the 25th of June was also a Cathedral Express this time from Rainham with steam with Tornado from Battersea in London to Ely were the passengers got out and the ECS came to March. Tornado and the surport coach turned on Whitemore triangle. it was watered befor returning to pck up the passengers.
Tornado with its surport coach on Tuseday the 25th of June. Its train was also a Cathedral Express, this time from Rainham
Tornado in the South Yard at March with the Tueday train just moving off very slowly, waiting for the signal to clear which it did, so it did not need to stop.
Also on the same day Colas Rail class 66846 was heading to Whitemoor Yard having come across the cross over, at the Ely end of March station.
March railway station is in the town of March which is in the county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England. The station is 14 miles from Peterborough on the railway line to Ely.
March is in the flat fens, were farming was the main industry till the railway came. The GER railway line ran from Ely to March and then to Peterborough is still open.
There was also a line from St Ives and one to Spalding by the now closed GN&GEJR . There was also a line from Wisbech (the track of which is still in place from March to Wisbech but is not joined to the main network. (This lines may well be come a heritage line or even re-open)
At Whitemoor one of Europe biggest freight marshalling yards was built at March. When this had all but closed, a new NetworkRail Distribution Centre was built on the southern part of the site of of The Old Whitemoor Yard. This was opened in 2004. Whitemoor Prison had been built on the northern part of what was once one of Europe biggest marshalling yards