bay platforms 3a and 4a at the south end of the stations are now used for
Ormskirk and Liverpool trains, with class 142 and 156 DMUs being common.
In the 80s, an AC electric locomotive could often be seen here stabled in-between turns.
photographs at the South of the station are dominated by the Park Hotel
footbridge which linked platform 4 with the hotel, straddling the tracks
diagonally as seen in the photo opposite.
Stanier class 5 4-6-0 No.44690 on a short parcels train in platform 4a on
22nd September 1967.
(c) Stan Withers
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and an unidentified 47 sit in the south bays awaiting their next duty,
with 86036 and 021 visible in the right of the picture a - probably
on a freight duty.
It would be interesting to try taking a picture at Preston with
three locomotives in-shot at once now!
(c) Neil Dimmer (1984)
picture shows a Class 310 EMU in what was at the time Platform 6A - the
south-facing bay which is now 4a.
the introduction of the class 390 Pendolinos by Virgin, EMUs were a rare
sight at Preston. Certainly in the late 70s and early 80s when I visited
Preston regularly, I never saw an EMU of any sort.
class 310s in regular use at some point? Possibly in the mid 70s?
(c) Trevor Machell (undated)
the 70s and 80s, the bay platforms at the south end of the station were
not used by passenger trains. They were however often used to stable
locomotives. Here, 40008 stands awaiting its next duty.
(c) Frank Boyle - late 70s