Upper Broughton

Some pictures of trains in the Upper Broughton station area over the years

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Leaning to the curve

Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No: 45576 'Bombay' leans into the curve at Upper Broughton Station on Saturday September 5th, 1959 with the 10.30 am Bradford - St. Pancras express.

T G Hepburn, Rail Archive Stephenson

Up local

On 9th February 1957 Fairburn 2-6-4 tank No: 42185, a regular on the line, powers through the closed Upper Broughton station with the 10.45 am Kettering - Nottingham local. Note the flat bottom rail - this was main line after all.

Henry Priestley courtesy Milepost 92

A rare picture!

Six years later and steam had been replaced by diesel. Here's a 1-Co-Co-1 BR Sulzer Type 4 (later class 45) on the Up London service approaching the overbridge at Upper Broughton on 7th April 1963. Note the four wheeled van behind the loco, ten or more coaches and the boiler exhaust.

J S Gilks

Nottingham bound

Looking south from the east side of the cutting at the station site sees 1H14, the diverted 12.25 St Pancras-Manchester service breasting the small climb from Old Dalby on 19th March 1966

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

1D44

Pictured from the road bridge and looking towards Old Dalby, 1D44 passes the site of the platforms on its way to Nottingham on 19th March 1966 - note the path sloping down to the Down platform

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Northbound

The BR Sulzer Type 4 'Peak' heads through site of the station on its way to Nottingham. The Up platform and approach path can be made out as can the station master's house in the right background

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Class 25

On the same day but from the trackside to the north of the overbridge, a class 25 is seen with 2D72 1345 SO Melton-Nottingham local

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

The telegraph pole is still there!

Looking north from the overbridge and another southbound express on 19th March 1966

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Nodding donkey

20 years later and here's a shot of one of the infamous class 141 4-wheel railbuses running north past the site of Upper Broughton station in December 1987. 141012 had been at RTC to have its engine and transmission replaced in a bid to improve the performance of these truly awful trains.

Bob Osborne 

MENTOR

The overhead line test train with MENTOR pictured at Upper Broughton in January 2007

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The overhead line test train with MENTOR pictured at Upper Broughton in January 2007

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SSL The first SSL train heads south near Upper Broughton station site on 22nd June 2009

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SSL

The SSL heads for Old Dalby past the site of the original station

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Last of the DMUs?

172001 heads north through the former station area on 9th April 2010

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