Preston Station Gallery

Photos from 2000 to the present day


Most viewed - Photo of the Day 2009
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Ian Riley's Black 5 no 44871 heads north through Preston ahead of tomorrow's loaded test run. WCRC 37516 was on the rear.379 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
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Ian Riley's Black 5 no 44871, on its first railtour duty, leads 45407 out of Preston on 30th December. 337 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
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40145 stands at the head of the "East Lancs Ambasador" as 67006 is attached at the rear.272 viewsPhoto : Mike Birtles 3/1/2009
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A window in the swirls of steam opens up to reveal the Black 5 on platform 5.253 viewsphoto : Adrian Bradshaw 26-08-2009
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With the WCML to the north closed - at least to passenger trains due to flooding, a rather late, 66425 heads through Platform 4 with 4S43 (which normally uses 3 or even by-passes the platforms near the Res side). 237 viewsIt stopped with the loco at the north end for a crew change.

Photo : Mike Thomas 12/1/2009
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1P05 - the Fridays-only relief from London Euston stands pn platform 5. 233 viewsThis was the first time that the newly refurbished Mk3 set was used on this service, now sporting Pendolino-style Virgin livery. 90020 was in charge on this occasion.

Photo : Martin Brown 14/08/2009
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After an extended stay in platform 7, 37375 was finally rescued by Cotswold 47810, which travelled from Doncaster222 viewsThe unusual pair are seen here at Farington Junction.

Photo : Mark Bartlett 27/2/2009
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60026 was pressed into serviice for Pathfinder's Hills of the North Winter Wonderland tour. 221 viewsThe loco was apparently substituted following the failure of the booked class-mate. Still wearing its early EWS livery (from before they dropped the "&"), it waits off the end of Platform 6 while the passengers have a leg-stretch...

Photo : ASB 31/1/2009
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25 years ago, the sight of a BR blue electric loco in the south bays at Preston, was a common one, but this is 2009.221 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
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Jubilee 5690 Leander arrives, passing under Fishergate bridge, with the Fellsman.221 viewsphoto : Phil Tyrer 26-08-2009
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A different kind of steam double for Preston...214 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
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6201 Princess Elizabeth backs onto the stock for Sunday's York Yuletide Express. 213 viewsThe loco spent the night at Preston due to engineering works, ahead of the Liverpool - York tour

Photo : Adrian Bradshaw 12/12/2009
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