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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 ...

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Class 20,24,25,27,31,33,37,45,47,50 & Western locomotive gallery :

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Ely to Norwich

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Ely-March-Peterborough

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Cambridge-Ely- Kings Lynn :

Cambridge-Ely- Kings Lynn

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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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Great Britain - Urban Transit :

Great Britain - Urban Transit

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Norwich to Liverpool Street. :

Norwich to Liverpool Street.

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September inc (Southern Spain). October & November 2014. : The Mid Hants Diesel gala to start the month. And Southern Spain. The end of tube weekend at the Epping & Ongar railway.

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