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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”.

Peterborough East Rail Scene (1964)

A busy Saturday rail scene at Peterborough East station in April 1964.

Steam at Peterborough North

An undated and atmospheric image under the canopy at Peterborough North station as a northbound train awaits departure.

Crescent Station (1918)

Peterborough’s third railway station, Midland Railway’s Crescent was sited just south of Crescent Bridge and operated for a mere eight years from 1858 – 1866 after which it was given its own platform at nearby Peterborough North station.

Flying Scotsman back in Peterborough (2016)

LNER A3 Class #60103 “Flying Scotsman” celebrated its 93rd birthday with a return to main line rails after a very substantial and lengthy overhaul.

The LNER legend travelled “light” from its York base down to London on 24th February 2016 and then travelled north the following day with a charter special.

The top image shows Scotsman at Peterborough station on the way down and the lower three images were taken near Helpston on the northbound charter train.