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January 2015 :

January 2015

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Updated: Jan 24, 2015 9:36am PST

AC & DC electric traction : Being born South of the Thames DC traction is in the blood, the mainstay of commuter traffic to London is found here. AC traction also features.

AC & DC electric traction

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Being born South of the Thames DC traction is in the blood, the mainst ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2015 9:38am PST

Ipswich to Lowestoft : Reference for dates etc. An Illustrated History of the East Suffolk Railway. John Brodribb.

Ipswich to Lowestoft

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Reference for dates etc. An Illustrated History of the East Suffolk Ra ...

Updated: Jan 21, 2015 8:18am PST

The joy of Steam : Thank goodness for Barry scrap yard, as most of the locomotives in this gallery owe their existence to Dai Woodham & teams of dedicated people who have turned them from rusting hulks, in to what you see now!.

The joy of Steam

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Thank goodness for Barry scrap yard, as most of the locomotives in thi ...

Updated: Jan 20, 2015 9:53am PST

Class 73 :

Class 73

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Updated: Dec 28, 2014 8:24am PST

Cambridge-St Ives-March : Timeline:-
Chesterton Junction to St Ives- opened 17th August 1847.
St Ives to March South Junction- opened 1st February 1848.

The fifteen and a half mile line from St Ives to March South Junction closed on 6th March 1967 when freight traffic declined. The passenger service was also recommended for closure in the Beeching Report of 1963. Little trace of this section of the line exists today. Long sections have been converted to road and the various cuttings to landfill. Many thanks to Stewart Ingram for permission to include some of his pictures from the last day of working. The passenger service from St Ives to Cambridge closed on 5th October 1970, but fortunately the line stayed open for freight traffic to Chivers at Histon until 1983 and a long term sand contract from ARC at Fen Drayton ensured the line stayed open until May 1992. This section of the line has been totally destroyed by the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway which opened on 7th August 2011. Here are a few photos to show how it looked in it's final operational days plus a few relics. The line was once a very busy freight route to March, Whitemoor Yard and the Yorkshire coalfields with over 70 workings a day, the line being open all night.

Maps used in this gallery. Ordnance survey- 1" to a mile. Sheet 135 Cambridge and Ely (1954) and Sheet 134 Huntingdon and Peterborough (1954)

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Cambridge-St Ives-March

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Timeline:- Chesterton Junction to St Ives- opened 17th August 1847. St ...

Updated: Dec 27, 2014 1:14am PST

Slide Scan Nostalgia : Nostalgia time!! Scanned images of photographs taken on a 35mm compact. And slides taken on my Olympus OM1n, copied using an Epson V500 scanner. The quality does vary, but I hope they bring back some fond memories to all. 
As a source of reference, I have used the superb Allocation history of BR Diesels & Electrics books compiled by Roger Harris, for withdrawal & scrapping dates on some of these images.

Slide Scan Nostalgia

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Nostalgia time!! Scanned images of photographs taken on a 35mm compact ...

Updated: Dec 25, 2014 12:07pm PST

Ely to Norwich :

Ely to Norwich

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Updated: Dec 20, 2014 5:19am PST

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