Peterborough, Ely and Cambridge (Eastern Counties Railway)






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Newport to Cambridge





An afternoon Kings Lynn - London Liverpool Street train runs south through Great Chesterford station, Essex, in May 1977. ...
Ian Dinmore 26/05/1977





Comparing this recent picture to four years ago [see image 26247], it is clear that a great deal of remedial brickwork has been carried out on this ...
Ken Strachan 08/06/2013

What a lovely day to go to Stansted. 170 .105 approaches the island platform on 1st October 2015. [see image 7242 for a return working] ...
Ken Strachan 01/10/2015
Quite small as tram sheds go. [See image 41164] for a view of the stables in the background. The blocked-up door and mezzanine floor are interesting ...
Ken Strachan 05/12/2015
This is the sign from The Tram Depot pub/restaurant in Cambridge [see image 41164]. A nice image, well looked after. ...
Ken Strachan 05/12/2015
Nature notes: The class 378 is a shy and retiring beast, which likes to hide behind any passing 170's. More seriously, 170113 - about to form the 1601 ...
Ken Strachan 20/02/2016




Cambridge to Ely

What a lovely day to go to Stansted. 170 .105 approaches the island platform on 1st October 2015. [see image 7242 for a return working] ...
Ken Strachan 01/10/2015
Quite small as tram sheds go. [See image 41164] for a view of the stables in the background. The blocked-up door and mezzanine floor are interesting ...
Ken Strachan 05/12/2015
This is the sign from The Tram Depot pub/restaurant in Cambridge [see image 41164]. A nice image, well looked after. ...
Ken Strachan 05/12/2015
Nature notes: The class 378 is a shy and retiring beast, which likes to hide behind any passing 170's. More seriously, 170113 - about to form the 1601 ...
Ken Strachan 20/02/2016


Platform Scene at Barnwell Junction, in the northern suburbs of Cambridge, in 1978, some 16 years after closure to passengers. ...
Ian Dinmore //1978



The new station at Cambridge North under construction. ...
John Yellowlees 18/09/2016
Platform view at Cambridge North on 10 July 2017, approximately 7 weeks after opening. This photograph is probably deceptive - there may be few trains ...
Ken Strachan 10/07/2017
The station under construction at Cambridge North viewed from a passing train. Possibly twinned with Edinburgh Gateway. ...
John Yellowlees 18/09/2016
Cambridge North station on the evening of 7th December 2017. Cambridge Square is nowhere near the heart of Cambridge!
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John Yellowlees 07/12/2017

I'm sorry, you can't catch a train today, it's all buses. But the good news is, we've painted the lamp posts. View looks South towards Cambridge. [See ...
Ken Strachan 09/10/2016
Platform scene at Waterbeach, on the north eastern outskirts of Cambridge. View north east towards Ely in 1978. ...
Ian Dinmore //1978


Withdrawn class 126 stock, with SC79164 nearest the camera, languishing in the sidings at Ely Dock Junction in February 1983. The units are awaiting ...
Ian Dinmore 12/02/1983

A busy afternoon in the car park at Ely station on 04 July 2012 as passengers from a railtour to the cathedral city gather before their return ...
John McIntyre 04/07/2012
First Capital Connect service to Kings Lynn departs from Ely on 04 July 2012. Will this unit find itself on the Edinburgh-Glasgow route in 2018? ...
John McIntyre 04/07/2012
A CrossCountry class 170 Birmingham New Street - Stanstead Airport service calls at Ely in August 2009. ...
Ian Dinmore /08/2009
A DMU bound for Kings Cross stands at Ely in 1987, pre-electrification. ...
Ian Dinmore //1987




Ely to Brandon

A busy afternoon in the car park at Ely station on 04 July 2012 as passengers from a railtour to the cathedral city gather before their return ...
John McIntyre 04/07/2012
First Capital Connect service to Kings Lynn departs from Ely on 04 July 2012. Will this unit find itself on the Edinburgh-Glasgow route in 2018? ...
John McIntyre 04/07/2012
A CrossCountry class 170 Birmingham New Street - Stanstead Airport service calls at Ely in August 2009. ...
Ian Dinmore /08/2009
A DMU bound for Kings Cross stands at Ely in 1987, pre-electrification. ...
Ian Dinmore //1987

Wessex Electric in warm storage at Derek Potter, Ely. ...
John Yellowlees 17/09/2016


View over the crossing at Shippea Hill in May 2011. ...
Ian Dinmore 21/05/2011
A Norwich bound HST service runs through Shippea Hill, between Ely and Norwich in 1997. ...
Ian Dinmore //1997
A warm Spring afternoon at Shippea Hill in May 2011 sees a 3-car DMU passing over the level crossing heading for Norwich. At this time the refurbished ...
Ian Dinmore 21/05/2011
Heather opening the level crossing gates at Shippea Hill in May 2011. ...
Ian Dinmore 21/05/2011

An East Midlands 158 passing through Lakenheath, Suffolk, in May 2011. ...
Ian Dinmore 21/05/2011
An East Midlands class 158, seen shortly after passing through Lakenheath station, Suffolk, in 2012 on a Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich service.
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Ian Dinmore //2012

An up East Midlands train bound for Liverpool Lime Street runs through Brandon station, Suffolk, in May 2011. ...
Ian Dinmore 21/05/2011
Platform view looking west at Brandon, Suffolk, on 21 May 2011 as an East Midlands Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich service runs through the station. ...
Ian Dinmore 21/05/2011
An arctic Christmas Eve at Brandon, Norfolk, in 2009, with the last Norwich-Cambridge service of the day calling before the early shutdown for the ...
Mark Dufton 24/12/2009




Ely to March

Wessex Electric in warm storage at Derek Potter, Ely. ...
John Yellowlees 17/09/2016


Entrance to the signal box at Chettisham on the former Eastern Counties line between March and Ely in 1994. ...
Ian Dinmore //1994
The signal box at Chettisham, Cambridgeshire, in 1978. The former station had closed in June 1960. ...
Ian Dinmore //1978




A class 37 hauled container train runs over the level crossing at March South Junction in June 1997 heading south east towards Felixstowe. ...
Ian Dinmore /06/1997

A pair of Cross Country Class 170s 'crossing' at March on 19 February 2018. On the left is the 1427 hrs service from Stanstead Airport to Birmingham ...
John McIntyre 19/02/2018
'Heigh ho, heigh ho...' Happy days, 1996 [see image 57718]. ...
Ian Dinmore //1996
View from March station footbridge looking down on March East Signalbox on the other side of Station Road level crossing. Taken during the early ...
Ian Dinmore /10/1996
Central Trains DMUs passing at March station in July 2006. ...
Ian Dinmore /07/2006




March to Peterborough

A pair of Cross Country Class 170s 'crossing' at March on 19 February 2018. On the left is the 1427 hrs service from Stanstead Airport to Birmingham ...
John McIntyre 19/02/2018
'Heigh ho, heigh ho...' Happy days, 1996 [see image 57718]. ...
Ian Dinmore //1996
View from March station footbridge looking down on March East Signalbox on the other side of Station Road level crossing. Taken during the early ...
Ian Dinmore /10/1996
Central Trains DMUs passing at March station in July 2006. ...
Ian Dinmore /07/2006






Battle of Britain 4-6-2 34081 92 Squadron seen at Peterborough NVR Station on the 13th May 2018.
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Peter Todd 13/05/2018
Andrew Barclay J94 (ex-Wemyss Private Railway No 15) operating on the Nene Valley Railway on 30 March 2008. [See image 19178] ...
Peter Todd 30/03/2008
A long way from Clapham Junction...a southern 4-COR EMU set stands on the Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough in 1981. ...
Ian Dinmore //1981
An arrival at Peterborough Nene Valley on 6 October 2013 during the NVR's diesel gala weekend. The locomotive is mainline registered class 56 no ...
Bruce McCartney 06/10/2013