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In memory of Alan Castle

AGCThe Lostock Hall MPD website was the brainchild of the late Alan Castle. It was an extension of the research he did for his book Steam : The Grand Finale, where he documented not just the events of 1968, but the people who were involved in those final days of steam. The website goes further though, by recording the rosters of men who worked out of Lostock Hall during its last few years of operation.

It was Alan's intention to use much of the content of this website to form the basis of a book, which he would have published to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of regular steam. Sadly, his untimely death has meant that this project never reached fruition and as we have now reached the 2018 anniversary, the time seems right to place the website back on-line.

Apart from the intended book, the other reason for taking the site off-line, was that Alan had accumulated significant extra material and corrections, which unfotunately remain on the hard disk of his PC. The website is therefore presented "as-is", with the knowledge that there will be some errors and ommissions.

It was Alan's website and for the time being, it will remain as he left it.

Readers of the website may also like to consider purchasing Bob Gregson's excellent book on the same subject :

Lostock Hall Railway Album

Please note:
The contact addresses contained within the site are no longer valid. If you would like to contact me about the site, please do so via the Preston Station website.

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