Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Two class 60s coming out of Westwood Yard, Class 60038 AvestaPolarit and class 60053
EWS class 66019 on the 17th of May 2010 coming out of Westwood Yard
Class 66122 in Westwood Yard on the 17th of May 2010
Class 56060 in Westwood Yard
Class 66238 in Westwood Yard
LMS 4-6-2 6233 in black in Westwood Yard 17th of May 2010 for a water stop.
LMS 4-6-2 6233 in in LMS red in Westwood Yard near what was then the Toys-R-Us car park in October 2007 for a water stop.
Class 60 014 in Westwood Yard in 2002
Westwood Yard is the the main freight yard at Peterborough. Most of its freight now is going some were from somewere else. The freight stop at Peterborough for meal breaks and crew changes and for timetable resons (keeping freight out the way of at peak times)
In the 1970's and early 1980's there was still some mixed freight and parcels to be sorted at Westwood Yard. Westwood Yard even in the late 1970s still had a small hump to sort out wagons.
There were about 112 sidings for about 6000 wagons with over 26000 wagons a week be for the 2nd World War to be sorted in the goods yards around Peterborough. Coal in long block trains for London and wagons loads for all the small stations.
Only a small part of this once very large yard remained into the late 1970's.
There is even more track gone today with some stock stored out of use for years.
Page updated 13/5/2020