An excellent image looking north towards the station with the newly completed Crescent Bridge in the foreground and the workers standing on the site of the now defunct level crossing.
Deltic D9009 “Alycidon” on the northbound slow line, climbing from Helpston on 25th July 2012 on a special excursion.
One of several preserved examples of these former East Coast Main Line workhorses, D9009 finished her British railways duties in January 1982 after which she was purchased by the Deltic Preservation Society who returned her to main line capabilities for excursion work.
No details about this one but definitely shot in Peterborough …… any more details appreciated !
Richard Morris confirms, “this loco is standing under the old coal tender filling tower that used to stand to the north side of Westwood Bridge at the New England marshalling yards. When its use was finished it got blown up”.
Lovely undated image of Orton Waterville station looking westward towards the Ham Lane crossing just beyond the buildings. Originally known as Overton Station, it was renamed Orton Waterville in August 1913.
The station closed much earlier than most others on the line, ceasing passenger operations as early as 1942 although it continued to be used by railway workers until 1962 and for freight-only purposes until late 1964. Today, the Nene Valley Railway’s Ferry Meadows station sits just east of the site of the old station which was sited between today’s station and the Ham Lane crossing.
A nice set of images kindly provided by ex-Peterborian Geoff Sutton who comments, “you may be interested to see the attached set of photographs of the demolition of the Spital Bridge railway shed coaling tower in 1960. They are taken from the grounds of the (then) Co-op Dairy and Bakery ….. my father worked at the dairy. The demolition was performed on a Sunday morning and there were understandably quite a few spectators there to watch the action. The pictures were taken with a Kodak Brownie 127 with 8 frames per roll and fixed 1/30sec shutter speed !”
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