“Bois Roussel” at Peterborough Station

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.

Bridge Over Midland and Great Eastern Railway

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.

Early LNER Coaches

Two undated images showing wonderful early LNER carriages. The bottom image shows a four wheeled brake van at Peterborough North station.

Godfreys Wagon Works (1905)

The aftermath of a 1905 fire at Godfreys Wagon Works, one of several privately owned wagon works adjacent to Peterborough East Station.

 

Town Bridge and River Nene (c.1930)

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.

Steam at Crescent Station

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 !

New England 1956

1909 built and Doncaster based Ivatt J52 #68840 at New England in 1956, the year before it was withdrawn and cut up at Doncaster works.