“Edward Thompson” at Peterborough North (1957)

Thompson Class A2/3 #60500 “Edward Thompson” reversing into Peterborough North station in 1957. Built at Doncaster in 1946, this superb 101 ton engine saw out its later days based at New England where it was eventually withdrawn from service in the summer of 1963 and shamefully cut up at Doncaster Works later that year.

Brush Type 4 at Peterborough Station (1967)

Brush Type 4, Class 47 D1107 slipping into Peterborough in wonderful two-tone green livery in 1967.

Steam & Diesel at Peterborough Station (1967)

Brush Type 4, Class 47 D1797 powers away from Peterborough Station in 1967 while the crowds admire a visiting Class A4 hauled steam excursion.

Deltic D9002 at Peterborough Station (1967)

Class 55 “Deltic” D9002 “The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry” cruising into Peterborough in 1967. Withdrawn from service in 1982, this particular Deltic was saved from the cutter’s torch and is looked after today by the Deltic Preservation Society.

Classic Steam at Peterborough North

A bruised and battered but iconic steam image at Peterborough North. The train awaiting departure to London Kings Cross on the left is being hauled by 1949 built A1 Class #60154 “Bon Accord”.

Grimsby DMU at Peterborough North (1968)

A Grimsby Town destined Diesel Multiple Unit at the northbound terminal platform at Peterborough North in 1968.

Class 46 Diesel (1968)

Class 46 “Peak” D185 approaching Peterborough with a London bound main line express in 1968.

“Whiskered” DMU at Peterborough North (1967)

A “whiskered” Diesel Multiple Unit at Peterborough North station in 1967.

D252 at Peterborough North Station

Class 40 D252 awaiting with a northbound departure from Peterborough North in the 1960s.

“Thomas” at work at British Sugar

1947 built Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T #1800 working at the British Sugar Corporation sidings off Oundle Road in the early 1970s. The engine was later “retired” to the Peterborough Railway Society and subsequently Nene Valley Railway where it has delighted visitors young and old as “Thomas”.