Monthly Archives: March 2018

The other route to Peterborough.

The large majority of people who have traveled on the railway will have gone between Orton Mere and Peterborough Nene Valley station.

However, I wonder how many people remember the old route at weekends before our Peterborough Nene Valley station was built.

A DMU used to travel between Peterborough main line station and Orton Mere. Here is a ticket from 1985 towards the end of the service running.

The fare was £1.20p these days it’s £5.00 return to our present station.

For a larger version please click on the ticket..

A number of people who visit the station ask why we don’t run into the city centre mainline station, and most seem surprised when I said we used to.

Did you ever travel the Fletton Branch to and from the City Centre? If so what do you remember of the journey, please leave your comments. Just click on the leave a reply button.

This is a picture of one of the DMU’s at Orton Mere.

It must be locals because it was not joined up writing.

Well on Saturday we we’re back at the station with the water reconnected.

On Sunday we arrived to be greeted by graffiti on three sides of the building with the east side the worse.

Now I have never got my head round why people put graffiti on buildings, some people call it art, I call it vandalism put and simple.

It’s more expense for the railway to get it cleaned off, and that expense comes from our income, you know that money that keeps the railway running and enables us to hire in nice locomotives for special events.

Now I could at this stage insert a few pictures of the material, but that would be showing off their work and I won’t do that.

So if you have worked out why people spray a wall with mis-spelt words that mean not a lot except to the idiots who put it on the walls then please let me know.