Preston Station Gallery

Photos from 2000 to the present day

Ian Riley's Black 5 no 44871, on its first railtour duty, leads 45407 out of Preston on 30th December. 366 viewsAn outward climb over a very snowy Shap Summit was followed by a return over the Settle & Carlisle line.

Photo : Mike Taylor 30/12/2009
Ian Riley's Black 5 no 44871 heads north through Preston ahead of tomorrow's loaded test run. WCRC 37516 was on the rear.415 viewsMore shots of this train and of ETL's 86702 on its first run north of Warrington are on Mike Birtles' Fotopic site

Photo : Mike Birtles 21/12/2009
6201 Princess Elizabeth backs onto the stock for Sunday's York Yuletide Express. 242 viewsThe loco spent the night at Preston due to engineering works, ahead of the Liverpool - York tour

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 12/12/2009
47270 stands at Platform 7, awaiting a path south. Booked away from Preston at 17.02, it ran more than an hour early.227 viewsPhoto : Adrian Bradshaw 20-11-2009
25 years ago, the sight of a BR blue electric loco in the south bays at Preston, was a common one, but this is 2009.250 viewsACLG's 87002 Royal Sovereign is pictured in the south bay of platform 4, having been detached from a class 325 EMU set

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 7/11/2009
A different kind of steam double for Preston...241 viewsBlack 5s 45407 and 45231 sit off the end of platform 7 at the beginning of an all-night stay in Preston, ahead of Sunday's Tin Bath Extra tour.

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 17/10/2009
60163 Tornado at Preston after bringing the diverted Cumbrian Mountain Tornado into Preston.229 viewsMore photos and video here
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Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 10/10/2009
6233 Duchess of Sutherland storms past Lightfoot lane with the outward leg of The Royal Scot. 230 viewsThis will be the final trip over Shap for this stalwart of the mainline steam scene. It is a great shame that we won't see this fine locomotive on the main line for the next few years. The good news is that the PRCLT will immediately begin the process of preparing the locomotive for another stint on the main-line, probably in about 5 years time.
Video to follow... plus photos of the return leg....

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 10-10-2009
The Ribble Steam Railway held another successful Steam Gala on the weekend of 12th/13th September, with three locos in steam, including visitor "Cumbria".217 viewsThere is a gallery of the day's events in the Visitors section.

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 13/09/2009
Jubilee 5690 Leander arrives, passing under Fishergate bridge, with the Fellsman.251 viewsphoto : Phil Tyrer 26-08-2009
Black 5 45231 Sherwood Forester departs from platform 5224 viewsphoto : Phil Tyrer 26-08-2009
A window in the swirls of steam opens up to reveal the Black 5 on platform 5.287 viewsphoto : Adrian Bradshaw 26-08-2009
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