Preston Station Gallery

Photos from 2000 to the present day

Last additions - 2000 - 2010
The Turning Movement mini-tour brought newly main-line certified 86359 Les Ross to Preston. 188 viewsHere it waits, pan-down, having been dragged from Liverpool by 47773. The next leg of the tour was handled by the veteran AC loco to Crewe, from where the 47 returned the train to Liverpool for the return leg of the main tour - The Les Ross Day Tripper.

ASB 1/3/08
Nov 22, 2010
On the evening of 29th February, high winds caused empty containers to be blown from a train over Shap. 194 viewsThe line was therefore closed, resulting in the Caledonian Sleeper being recalled to Preston. Here, it is pictured at Preston the following day.

ASB 1/3/08
Nov 22, 2010
90028 stabled north of Preston. The loco is on hire to GBRf for 6 weeks, acting as a "thunderbird" loco for the 325 mail EMUs190 viewsASB 19/2/08Nov 22, 2010
The Duke at Preston214 viewsASB 9/2/08Nov 22, 2010
Ian Riley's Black 5 no 44871, on its first railtour duty, leads 45407 out of Preston on 30th December. 378 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
Nov 22, 2010
Ian Riley's Black 5 no 44871 heads north through Preston ahead of tomorrow's loaded test run. WCRC 37516 was on the rear.427 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
Nov 22, 2010
6201 Princess Elizabeth backs onto the stock for Sunday's York Yuletide Express. 253 viewsThe loco spent the night at Preston due to engineering works, ahead of the Liverpool - York tour

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 12/12/2009
Nov 22, 2010
25 years ago, the sight of a BR blue electric loco in the south bays at Preston, was a common one, but this is 2009.262 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
Nov 22, 2010
A different kind of steam double for Preston...254 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
Nov 22, 2010
60163 Tornado at Preston after bringing the diverted Cumbrian Mountain Tornado into Preston.240 viewsMore photos and video here
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Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 10/10/2009
Nov 22, 2010
6233 Duchess of Sutherland storms past Lightfoot lane with the outward leg of The Royal Scot. 242 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
Nov 22, 2010
The Ribble Steam Railway held another successful Steam Gala on the weekend of 12th/13th September, with three locos in steam, including visitor "Cumbria".228 viewsThere is a gallery of the day's events in the Visitors section.

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 13/09/2009
Nov 22, 2010
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