Preston Station Gallery

Photos from 2000 to the present day


Last additions - 2017
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D9009 Alycidon leads the Pathfinder Tours TRANS PENINE DELTIC LAMENT through Leyland. 211 viewsThe tour from York to Liverpool was tailed by 68031.
Photo : Kenneth Dickinson 30-Dec-2017
Dec 30, 2017
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68031 brings up the rear of the Pathfinder Tours TRANS PENINE DELTIC LAMENT through Leyland. 209 viewsThe tour from York to Liverpool hauled by D9009 ALYCIDON .
Photo : Kenneth Dickinson 30-Dec-2017
Dec 30, 2017
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A plant machine manoeuvres onto the tracks at Salwick on Christmas day morning. The signal box has been demolished during December and masts appear to be in place along most of the line between Preston and Kirkham.218 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 25-Dec-2017Dec 27, 2017
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Kirkham station on Christmas Day 2017. There is a lot of work to do before the Blackpool South line reopens on 28th January 2018 but the new third platform is taking shape.225 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 25-Dec-2017Dec 27, 2017
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Looking east from Kirkham North Junction towards the station on 25.12.17, showing the new Civil Engineers siding that has been provided during the rebuild. The crossover that will allow trains from Blackpool South to access the new Up Platform is just vis234 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 25-Dec-2017Dec 27, 2017
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The view west at Kirkham North Junction on Christmas Day. The pile of red bricks on the right is all that is left of the signal box. The track layout here has been simplified for electrification.239 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 25-Dec-2017Dec 27, 2017
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Refurbishment work at Poulton-le-Fylde on 9th December 2017. 258 viewsAlthough the station is closed until March 2018 the tracks have to be kept clear as engineering trains continue to pass through going to and from Blackpool North. The semaphore signals and box were still in place on this day but can’t last much longer.
Photo: Mark Bartlett 09-Dec-2017
Dec 15, 2017
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Newly laid tracks at the approach to Blackpool North, alongside the depot sidings. The lorry on the left was carrying new track panels, which were being taken into the station area by a railway crane.282 viewsPhoto: Mark Bartlett 09-Dec-2017Dec 15, 2017

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Clearance of vegetation has been taking place on the land around Maudlands Bridge and the Miley Tunnel - possibly for use by UCLAN ?316 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 16-Jan-2017
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156424 brings up the rear of a four car service from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North approaching Poulton on 1st March 2017.267 viewsRecent pre-electrification work includes removal of the Down loop where freight trains for Fleetwood Power Station or the ICI plant at Burn Naze used to wait to access the branch.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 01-Mar-2017
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45699 Galatea passes the Lancaster Canal at Brock on its way from Southall to Carnforth on Monday 3rd April 2017. The Jubilee had been working out of the West Coast depot at Southall for the previous two weeks.232 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 03-Apr-2017
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45699 'Galatea' crosses Fylde Road with Grange-over- Sands to Bristol, Great Britain X tour.232 viewsPhoto : Mervyn Williams 05-May-2017
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37 025 leaving the station to run round the train.215 viewsPhoto : Kenneth Dickinson 01-Jul-2017
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DRS 68023 and 68026 with two MOD flask carriers, and a match wagon, seen passing Woodacre working from Sellafield to Crewe (via Carlisle) on the evening of 17th July 2017.179 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 17-Jul-2017
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Pacer 142009 brings up the rear of a four car set passing newly erected masts at Darkinson Lane between Lea Rd and Salwick.164 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 20-Jul-2017
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All change on the Blackpool line...221 viewsPoulton No.3 L&YR signal box, seen on its last evening of operation, 10th November 2017 prior to the Preston to Blackpool lines closing for electrification.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 11-Nov-2017