A local postcard

Here we have the two sides of a locally sent postcard.
This was sent in 1906 from Thrapston to a trooper stationed at Milton Park.
The sender informs the recipient he will be visiting on Wednesday and getting off at Overton station to walk up to the park.

Overton station is today of course a station on the Nene Valley Railway.

Peterborough Main Line to Orton Mere

Over the years one of the questions I am asked on a regular basis is why we don’t have a service to Peterborough main line station.

My answer to it is, we used to….

Before our city centre station opened there was for a time a Saturday service from the main line station to Orton Mere via the Fletton loop.

Here is a DMU at Orton Mere on that service.

I wonder if many people have a ticket from making that trip? Well if you don’t then here is one from Saturday 8th June 1985.

Who knows if such a service will run again? Personally I doubt it but then again you never know.


One thing that’s always popular when visiting somewhere is to buy a postcard, and the railway sells lots of them every year.

Well here are two that were available many years ago advertising Peterborough.

As can be seen from the second image postcards were often colourful or though perhaps basic in their content.

Some of these older cards are very collectable these days, I wonder how many that are now worth money have been thrown away or destroyed over the years?