Gresley A4 #60029 “Woodcock” on its home yard at New England on Tuesday 19th April 1960. The 1937 built engine survived through to October 1963 when it was withdrawn and cut up at Doncaster Works early the following year.
Thanks to Mara Poole for these excellent images captured by her father, Stefan Gronkowski, at or around Peterborough East Station in the mid 1960s. Mara’s comments are added below the images.
2. Peterborough East Station on 24th June 1964. This is a work stained Jubilee Class locomotive which had just been turned on the turntable at the time of taking the photo. Dad thinks the engine number is 45723, but he’s not entirely sure on this.
3. Taken on 24th June 1964 and featuring WD Class locomotive #90149 rumbling through Peterborough East Station heading westbound with a freight train. In the background you can just make out the floodlights of Peterborough United’s football ground.
7. Taken on 24th June 1964, featuring locomotive 8F #48090 at Peterborough East Station. The shed plate is 6B, with the locomotive coming from Mold Junction in Wales. At the time of taking this photograph, the engine had been turned on the turntable and was waiting for its next turn of duty back to Mold Junction.
9. 48090 and 48614 taken at Peterborough East Station on 24th June 1964. The engines had just been turned on the turntable and were waiting their next turn of duty.
1947 built Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T #1800, now better known as the NVR’s “Thomas” the tank engine back in his working days in 1970 at the British Sugar Corporation sidings off Oundle Road.
An undated panoramic view from Crescent Bridge of a quiet Peterborough Station.
New England based Gresley K2 #61747 heading southbound into Peterborough North with a wonderful rake of coaches.
Gresley V2 #60983 at Peterborough North.
Thompson B1 #61098 cruising stylishly into Peterborough North with a southbound train – date unknown.
A1 Class #60117 “Bois Roussel” sitting at Peterborough North awaiting departure under Crescent Bridge to Kings Cross. The engine was named after a French racehorse of the same name that won the Epsom Derby in 1938.
Not clear when this superb image dates to but this would be today’s mainline railway bridge crossing over the old Peterborough East to Rugby line (“Nene Valley Railway”). In the background are the LNWR engine sheds at Woodston.
1923 built LNER D16 Class #2620 at Peterborough North – date unknown.
Gresley A4 #60029 “Woodcock” waiting to depart Peterborough North station in 1958 with a Kings Cross train.
New England based J6 #64217 running a brake van into Peterborough North with Crescent Bridge in the background.
A superb undated view of Peterborough North station looking back from the northern end.
Two undated images showing wonderful early LNER carriages. The bottom image shows a four wheeled brake van at Peterborough North station.
New England based Thompson A2 #60513 “Dante” waiting to depart Peterborough North – date unknown.
1926 built Fowler 4F-C #44248 at Peterborough East station in April 1963.
A railway open day in Peterborough in 1959 that evidently featured the opportunity to be lifted high by the resident railway steam crane !
The aftermath of a 1905 fire at Godfreys Wagon Works, one of several privately owned wagon works adjacent to Peterborough East Station.
An aerial shoot looking down on the Town Bridge in the last days before building work started on today’s river and rail bridge. Peterborough East station is just in shot top right while the newly opened (1929) Power Station is out of shot bottom left with coal wagons being served up from the main line.
Stanier 4-6-0 #45615 “Malay States” powers away southbound under Crescent Bridge and alongside the wonderful old Crescent Station buildings …… Peterborough’s very short lived third railway station !