Preston Station Gallery

Photos from 2000 to the present day


Last additions - 2000 - 2010
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An unusual livery at Preston - The Voyagers which transferred to Arriva Cross Country when Virgin lost the franchaise last year have been gradually repainted into this smart new colour-scheme. 248 viewsAlthough common further south, they don't normally venture as far north as Preston. On this occasion, a failed Virgin West Coast Voyager resulted in the hiring of this unit from Arriva. The train worked into Preston and then quickly south again, with the northward diagram being taken-over by a Virgin unit.

Photo : Martin Brown 10/09/2008
Nov 22, 2010
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46115 Scots Guardsman was on railtour duty and although it didn't pass through the station, it did skirt Preston, on its way to the S&C.188 viewsA crowd of around 30 were at Bamber Bridge to see the Lune Habitat pass through. Martin Brown was our man on the spot!

A video is also available on Martin's YouTube page.

Photo : Martin Brown 06/09/2008
Nov 22, 2010
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55022 Royal Scots Grey arrives at Preston's, Platform 3 with 1Z55 "The Retro Scot".192 viewsPhoto : Martin Brown 30/08/2008Nov 22, 2010
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The AC Locomotive Group are now providing "Thunderbird" locos for the GBRf postal trains. 192 views86101 is currently on standby for use hauling the class 325 units, with 87002 also available if required.
86101 was in action on Monday 11th and, seen here passing Preston, on the return working on Tuesday 12th August.

Photo : Martin Brown
Nov 22, 2010
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No, this isn't a photo from 1982. 217 viewsThe sight of BR-blue liveried 87002, back with its original name "Royal Sovereign", hauling a rake of blue/grey coaches will be hauntingly familiar to all us 40-somethings who took an interest in the WCML in the late 70s and early 80s.
This photo and a gallery of an interesting day at Preston on 16th July are on the Visitors page.

Photo : Martin Brown 16/07/2008
Nov 22, 2010
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One of the two locos used on Saturday's "Paignton Pudden" tour, 37606 heads back to Carnforth with the empty stock.186 viewsPhoto : Martin Brown 23/06/2008Nov 22, 2010
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40145 was in charge of the Compass Tours Cambrian Coast Explorer on Monday 5th May.201 viewsThe "Whistler" is seen here pausing at platform 2 on the homeward trip from Aberystwyth to Barrow.

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Nov 22, 2010
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Class 52 "Western" D1015 Western Champion pauses at Preston ...181 views... several minutes earlier than booked, on the homeward leg of the Western Scot tour which had taken the diesel-hydraulic to Edinburgh.
More on the Visitors page.
ASB 03/05/08
Nov 22, 2010
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Photographed on the same day as the fleeting visit by Sir Nigel Gresley, Freightliner's 90046 passes through the station on an intermodal.188 viewsMike Thomas 16/4/08Nov 22, 2010
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On Wednesday 16th April, 60007 performed a loaded test run from Carnforth, to Blackburn, then back via Cherry Tree and Preston. 188 viewsThe booked stop was both early and short, leaving 5 minutes before it was due to arrive. Fortunately, Martin Brown, our roving reporter was there in time to grab some photos.
There are more photos here, along with photos of Black 5 45407 which also passed through Preston on Friday 11th.

Martin Brown 16/4/08
Nov 22, 2010
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Ian Riley's BR Standard 76079 stands at platform 7 taking water before its last leg of its circular trip.187 viewsASB 15/3/08
Nov 22, 2010
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The pair of DRS 37s stand at Preston on the return leg of Spitfire's Cumbrian Coast Explorer.183 viewsMike Thomas 8/3/08Nov 22, 2010
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