Bus #336 Wisbech to Peterborough

A #336 Peterborough bound bus probably parked up somewhere between Wisbech and Guyhirn ….. date unknown.

Spital Engine Shed (1935)

A wonderful shot inside the Spital engine shed in 1935.

Yarmouth Beach to Peterborough Rail Ticket

Third class or not ….. what a journey this would have been on many a lost line !

Unknown Football Team

Destined to remain an “unknown” forever, this undated image of a local football side still remains fascinating if only for what passed as football kit at the time !

Deltic under Peacock Bridge (1977)

Class 55 Deltic #55020 “Nimbus” powers northbound under Peacock Bridge and passed the Bennie Lifts Factory in April 1977.

“Nimbus” was one of the first two Deltics to be withdrawn from service in the late 1970s and was cut up at Doncaster in 1978 albeit rumours in the rail world suggested she was being kept under wraps at Derby well into the 1990s as a possible prototype for a nuclear powered engine. This wonderful rumour was dispelled relatively recently when images of her 1978 destruction were made public !


Class 37 Mixed Freight (1971)

Class 37 #6782 takes a mainline mixed freight train from Carlisle into Peterborough Station in 1971.

Built in 1962, this locomotive was renumbered 37082 in 1973, 37502 in 1986 and 37602 in 1995 and still survives today (2014) where it works nuclear waste traffic from its long time base in Carlisle.

St Peters College (c.1910)

An unusual shot of the rear sports area of St Peters Teacher Training College probably taken around 1910.

Bus Departures from Westgate (1990)

A series of images showing buses departing from the Westgate end of the Bus Station in 1990.

Class 40 Diesel awaits Departure (1973)

English Electric Class 40 #258 waits with a northbound departure in September 1973.

Built in 1960, this locomotive was renumbered 40058 in 1973 before being withdrawn from service in September 1984.

Peterborough Rail Scene (1939)

A magnificent railway panorama from 1939 showing the railway layout at the northern end of Peterborough North station.

Far left, awaiting departure, is LNER A4 Pacific #4900 “Gannet”.