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London Brick Engine (1953)

A late 1920s built chain driven London Brick Sentinel steam engine pictured in 1953.

Rail Ticket to Nassington

A third class rail ticket heading east along the Nene Valley Railway from Wansford to Nassington, dated 18th February 1954.

Last Passenger Train on the NVR

BR Class 24 #D5036 awaits departure with the 8:55pm Rugby Midland to Peterborough East on 4th June 1966, the last timetabled passenger service on what is now, in part, the Nene Valley Railway.

Flying Scotsman (1968)

#4472 Flying Scotsman cruises east from Peterborough North Station with “The East Anglian” excursion on 23rd June 1968.

GNR Inspection Saloon (1957)

A wonderful 1912 built Great Northern Railway Inspection Saloon pictured in New England yard in 1957.

These carriages were propelled along the line by a single locomotive touring the district to which they were allocated. Two observation saloons, one at each end, enabled engineering staff to inspect the line.

B12 at Peterborough North (1956)

Grantham based B12 #61574 waiting with a Kings Cross departure from Peterborough North in June 1956. Just over six months after this photo was taken, the engine had been withdrawn and cut up at Stratford Works in London.

GNR “Paddle Splint” ?

A nicely marked piece of GNR railwayana that is believed to be a first aid splint ….. but it may have a different purpose !

Class 20s off Spital Bridge (1991)

A top and tail pairing of 1961 built former BR Class 20 locomotives (#20902 and #20903) pictured off Spital Bridge in 1991 with the old Baker Perkins buildings in the background.

Northbound Fly Ash (1988)

A northbound fly ash train departing Peterborough Station in 1988 and hauled by Stratford based BR Class 47 #47328 which was withdrawn from service and cut up in 2005.

Steam Under Crescent Bridge

A busy scene under Crescent Bridge as Gresley A3 #60112 “St Simon” approaches alongside a waiting southbound departure while a lovely collection of vintage coaching stock is being hauled towards Peterborough East on the far right.

“St Simon” was a New England based locomotive which worked the mainline through to its withdrawal on Boxing Day 1964.