Preston Station Gallery

Photos from 2000 to the present day


Last additions - 2018
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35018 BRITISH INDIA LINE at the head of the Great Britain XI tour (1Z80), with WCRC's 37668 on the rear. 27 views35018 is to be taken off at Crewe and Black Five 45212 will take the train onto Cardiff.
Photo : Kenneth Dickinson 25-Apr-2018
Apr 26, 2018
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A final bit of tidying on the platform at Poulton. All masts and wires in place ready for reopening on 16th April.71 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018Apr 18, 2018
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All electrification work completed at Poulton. This is the Blackpool platform four days before train services resumed.73 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018Apr 18, 2018
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Rail replacement bus service calling at Poulton station.67 viewsThe fleet of new Blackpool buses have provided a frequent and reliable service between there and Preston but will be gradually withdrawn from 16th April onwards as train services resume.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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All infrastructure in place at Kirkham North Junction on the first day of partially resumed services from Blackpool North.77 views142040 comes off the Blackpool South line and passes the site of the signal box with a Colne service
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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New colour light signals now installed at the ends of all six platforms at Blackpool North.61 viewsBanner repeaters are in place on the extra-long island 1 and 2 as the signals themselves are much further along the curved platform.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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Looking towards the buffers at Blackpool North.59 viewsAll electrification infrastructure is in place ahead of reopening four days later. In the foreground is the new Platform 1 & 2 for Pendolino services.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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Finishing touches by the ‘Orange Army’ at Blackpool North.54 viewsAll catenary, signalling and new track was in place ahead of the partial reopening on 16th April.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018

01 January 2018


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02 February 2018


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15 files, last one added on Feb 28, 2018
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03 March 2018


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04 April 2018


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PATHFINDER TOUR from Eastleigh to Preston Docks (150T). DRS Class 57, 57304 leading and DRS Class 66, 66428 at the rear.249 viewsPhoto : Kenneth Dickinson 10-Feb-2018
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View westwards from Poulton station overbridge on 10th February 2018. The signal box clings on for the time being. Under the bridge in the distance a spoil train, headed by 66413, can be seen – one of several lined up between here and Layton on this day261 viewsThe signal box clings on for the time being. Under the bridge in the distance a spoil train, headed by 66413, can be seen – one of several lined up between here and Layton on this day
Photo : Mark Batlett 10-Feb-2018
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37401 "Isle of Mull" waits in Platform 5 at Preston.183 viewsIt seems that Class 68s will not take over the Cumbrian Coast services. However, from May 2018, the loco hauled services will be confined to the Carlisle - Barrow section and the M-F trip to Lancaster and Preston will cease.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 20-Feb-2018
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Poulton No.3 signal box was finally demolished on 20th/21st February and quickly cleared. This was the scene two days later.130 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 23-Feb-2018
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SR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 35018 BRITISH INDIA LINE (5M50) as it approached Lostock Hall Station on a test-run round the usual Carnforth circuit.399 viewsPhoto : Kenneth Dickinson 07-Mar-2018
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1Z78 THE SALOPIAN EXPRESS 1, with 35018 BRITISH INDIA LINE and WCRC Class 47 47 760 on the rear.268 viewsPhoto : Ken Dickinson 21-Mar-2018
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Looking towards the buffers at Blackpool North.59 viewsAll electrification infrastructure is in place ahead of reopening four days later. In the foreground is the new Platform 1 & 2 for Pendolino services.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
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Rail replacement bus service calling at Poulton station.67 viewsThe fleet of new Blackpool buses have provided a frequent and reliable service between there and Preston but will be gradually withdrawn from 16th April onwards as train services resume.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018