A fleet of local Class 08 diesel shunters stabled at New England in 1975.
A seemingly un-numbered Austerity 2-8-0 heavy freight engine passing New England yard in 1949. The Austerity engines numbered more than 900 and were mass produced by the War Department in 1943.
A significantly changed railscape at Peterborough Station in 1967 featuring some unusual signalling and the northbound terminal platform on the right.
1963 built Brush Class 47/4 D1509 at Peterborough station in 1967.
Undated image showing truckloads of rail enthusiasts being hauled through Nassington Ironstone Quarry.
Allan Sibley adds, “The photograph of the train of railway enthusiasts at Nassington Quarry was taken on 1st December 1970 shortly before the end of ironstone production. The visit was organised by the Locomotive Club of Great Britain, of which I was then a member and I am in the second wagon behind the locomotive, wreathed in steam. The locomotive for the tour was ‘Jack’s Green’ which is currently at the Nene Valley Railway.”
New England based British Railways 9F 2-10-0 heavy freight engine #92145 at Peterborough North in 1960. Sadly, this impressive beast lasted less than ten years in steam, being built at Crewe in 1957 and cut-up in Sheffield in 1966.
A pair of two car Diesel Multiple Units with accompanying parcel van approaching Peterborough with a train from March in 1967.
New England based Gresley V2 #60845 passing Crescent Junction signal box with a down fast goods train in April 1952.
English Electric Class 40 #40078 heading out of Peterborough with a northbound mixed freight train in 1975. Built in 1960, this loco was withdrawn in 1981 and scrapped at Swindon Works two years later.
The engine shed at Nassington Ironstone Quarry featuring engines “Ring Haw” and “Jacks Green” which dates the image to 1970 or earlier as both engines moved to the Nene Valley railway in 1970.