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 !
Gresley A4 #60025 “Falcon” slipping under the canopy into Peterborough North station in 1958.
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.