Crescent Bridge (1913)

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 #9 on the East Coast Main Line

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.

BR Class 4 at Peterborough North

BR Standard Class 4 number 75043 heading north out of Peterborough in 1962.

Built in Swindon in 1953, this engine lasted only 14 years of duties before being withdrawn in 1967 and cut-up in Glasgow in 1968.

Steam at Peterborough

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”.

LNER #053 at Peterborough (1939)

I would be indebted to steam buffs if they could add some detail to this one as I only have the date of 1939 !

Thanks to Dave Boddy who adds, “Loco 053 was shedded at South Lynn and scrapped January 1940.”

Vintage Steam in Peterborough

Very early 1900s image showing 1895 built GNR 4-2-2 Stirling Single No. 1007.

Thanks to Dave Boddy who adds, “the engine was built in March 1895, received a domed boiler in May 1907 and was withdrawn on 22nd January 1913. The picture shown shows 1007 pre-January 1907.”


Orton Waterville Station

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.

Demolition of Spital Coaling Tower (1960)

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 !”

Ham Lane Crossing (Ferry Meadows)

Pictured in the late 1960s, the view is from Ham Lane towards Peterborough. To the immediate left was where Orton Waterville Station (formerly Overton Station) was sited – today the Nene Valley Railway’s Ferry Meadows station is sited from the point of the nearest telegraph pole centre-left.  

Steam off Westwood Bridge

A superb shot taken from Westwood Bridge looking across to Westwood Works with New England based 9F Class 92186 running light engine. The image was captured in 1958, seven years before the engine was withdrawn.