Virgin East Coast class 91105 on the 12th of March 2015
Peterborough railway station is on the busy East Coast Main Line (ECML) railway line from London to Scotland. It is a very busy railway station with lots of trains to and from London and Scotland. There are trains from Birmingham, Norwich, Cambridge and Lincoln. Also there are trains from Nottingham and Liverpool.
To the east of Peterborough there is the railway line which comes into Peterborough under the ECML from Ely and to west the line comes into Peterborough alongside the ECML from Stamford and Leicester. There is also the line to Spalding and Sleaford to the North east. These are as well as the line ECML which runs north to South.
In this part of the Web site about Peterborough which has many pages there are all types of trains and locomotives from the 1970s till today. There is also some mainline steam
The BR pages have locomotives like Class 31s and Deltics, also class 37s and class 47s and HSTS and DMUs and class 08s.
When the overhead wires came and the EMUs took over the local trains to Kings Cross and Class 91s and Mark 4s took over on the main ECML trains together with the HSTs.
East Coast HST 43367 in platform 4 at Peterborough in what was now the Old East Coast Colours be for the station was changed.
In the last few years, class 66s from GBRf and EWS and Freighliner have taken over on a lot of the freight. Passenger trains on the ECML were with GNER and are now with Vigin East Coast.
WAGN changed to First Capital Connect and now (2015) Thameslink Great Northern. Central Trains is now East Midland trains and Cross Country. There is also Hull trains and Grand Central. This all makes for a real mixture.
East Midlands Trains class 156412 in what was then platform 2 in 2009
Class 55 Deltic between Yaxley and Farcet in BR days.
Virgin East Coast has took over from East Coast at the start of March 2015 and started to repaint the class 91s and mark 4s and DVTs. LNER has now Taken over from Virgin
As things change over the next few years at Peterborough, I hope to keep adding to this web site.
We have now got more platforms at Peterborough with lifts at last, So there will always be new photos to take.
GNER HST in the old platform 3 at Peterborough in 2005
I have been adding details and changed the Peterborough part of this web site as the station was being rebuilt, and will try update the site as it all becomes finished.
Full details are on each page of the many on Peterborough on this site.
Page updated 13/5/2020