60077 “White Knight” (1958)

Gresley A3 #60077 “White Knight” hauling a wonderful selection of mixed rolling stock in 1958.

Steam at Peterborough North (1965)

Complete with “Lone Ranger” and “Up The City” graffiti, Ivatt 4F #43145 making one of its final trips down the East Coast Main Line in 1965 just before being withdrawn and cut up in April of the same year.

A3 Steam at Peterborough North (1962)

Gresley A3 #60050 “Persimmon” cruising into Peterborough North on a dull, damp day in 1962, one year before being withdrawn from service.

Skegness DMU at Peterborough North (c.1969)

A Skegness diesel multiple unit at Peterborough North station in the late 1960s.

Image by Neil Pulling.

Skegness Train at Peterborough North (1969)

A Skegness train at Peterborough North station in 1969.

Image by Neil Pulling.

A4 Steam at Peterborough North (1960)

A4 #60029 “Woodcock” running light engine into Peterborough North station in 1960.

“Woodcock” was based at New England shed in the years before its withdrawal in 1963.


Steam at Helpston (1965)

Barrow Hill based Ivatt 4F #43144 approaching Helpston crossing in 1965. After a mere 14 years of life on the rails, this engine was withdrawn weeks after this photo and was cut up by close of the year.

A1 at Peterborough North (1961)

Peppercorn A1 #60157 cruises into Platform 2 at Peterborough North in 1961.

Built in 1941, this engine spent its later days based at Doncaster before being withdrawn in 1965. Today this same class maintains a presence on the East Coast Mainline via recently built #60163 “Tornado”.

Class 40 Diesel at Spital Bridge

Class 40 #40142 at the stabling point under Spital Bridge in 1977.

These engines were initially introduced for express passenger work but were rapidly demoted to primarily freight work in the northern half of the network. This particular engine was withdrawn in 1980.

Class 33s at Peterborough

A rare image from 1962 showing a brand new pair of Hither Green (London) based Class 33 diesels, D6577 and D6582, heading south towards Spital Bridge with New England Yard in the background.

These locomotives made their debut in 1961 and spent most of their lives on the Southern Region before being withdrawn in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

Photo by Charlie Verrall.