Her Majesty the Queen
Royal Train Operator
English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd
30 class 67s were built to replace the class 47s on mail and loco hauled passenger trains with a locomotive with a higher top speed. They were only passed for 110mph for a start, but after the bogies were altered, they were passed for 125mph. Mail then came off the railways and onto the over full roads.
There are now very few loco hauled trains today, bar the sleeper trains and railway charters for these class 67s. The short lived Wrexham and Shropshire, used them, be for these trains stopped running.
EWS which is now DB Schenker had one of its class 67s painted in silver for its own company train. This saw some use on other trains and one was is in DB red at this time.
Some of DB Schenker class 67s are used as Thunderbird rescue locomotives on the ECML. They are stationed at places like Peterborough and Kings Cross and Doncaster. Most if not all are still in the normal EWS colours.
Network Rail Test train in platform
Network Rail Test train in platform 4 at Peterborough station.
This Network Rail Test train has a DBSO number 9701. This is one of five DBSOs that Network Rail has. These were aquired in 2007, so as only one locomotive is needed per Test train when these are used.
Class 31465 in Network Rail yellow at the rear of this Network Rail train as it leaves platform 4 at Peterborough station on 16th August in 2010 and heads for March.
Note it still needs a tail lamp and has two brakets for them.
An East Coast HST with 43257 at the rear of a down train in platform 4 at Peterborough station on 16th August 2010
An East Coast DVT 82224 at the rear of a down train on 30th of September in 2010 in platform 4 at Peterborough station.
East Coast class 91131 comes into platform 4 on 26th October in 2010
East Coast class 91 sets were still in the old GNER colours when East Coast took over. Only one class 91 had been repainted for a press event, when National Express first took over.
When East Coast took over from National Express, they only changed the name to East Coast. On some 91s you could see a GNER outline still were the glue was.
From late 2010 these class 91s and mark fours and the DVTs have begun being repainted in a silver colour with a puple band and grey doors. What ever the railways are short off, its not paint.
Platform four started being used on the 25 June 1972 ready for when the new though lines opened on the 2nd May 1973. Most ECML down trains to Leeds and Scotland use platform four
Platform 4 was and still is used by up and down Norwich Cambridge and Birmingham Nottingham and Liverpool trains.
Freight and passenger trains and light engines can also use platforms 4 both ways.
Platform Four is on the eastern edge of a island platform with Platform 5 is on the outer western edge.
The buildings on this island platform are of the style of architecture prevalent in the 1960's and 1970's bland and and insipid. But clean and just about fit for there use.
These two platforms are linked to the main station by a long foot bridge over the two fast lines. This footbridge was made longer when the new lines with platform 6 and 7 were put in,in 2014.
There is also a Post office bridge that was out of bounds in BR days, but is now used for push chairs and the yellow mobility truck that carries wheelchairs and old people over who can't use the stairs, as Peterborough station still had no lifts, right to up till 2014!.
Page updated 13/5/2020