Preston Station - Past & Present

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2. Project Approval & Planning
3. The Work at Preston
4. Signalling & Power Box Commissioning
5. Electrification, Catenary & Electricity Supply
6. Delays
7. Locomotives
8. Media
9. It's Official!
8. Media
And as mentioned previously the PR machine had been in overdrive to ensure the best opportunities were being made of the imminent service upgrade, it was also involved in other more safety conscious exercises.

This not only extended to staff as there was a campaign to visit 120 schools in the Preston area by locomotive drivers were approx 10,000 children attended the lectures. Also some 7,000 leaflets and posters were distributed, to business premises adjacent to electrified routes. Finally senior police, fire and ambulance officers had also been instructed on safety procedures.

pic1pic2[LEFT] The media played an important role during the project from the very first announcement. Documents like this one were reproduced in several guises for example 'Building a New Railway Crewe to Glasgow', with much the same information. They also provided much of the input used by the railway magazines of the time, many quoting verbatim. 

[FAR LEFT] Safety was also given the treatment with a number of campaigns many of which had supporting posters or handouts such as this.