Preston Station - Past & Present
The WLR - Southport (Central)

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Like the Preston terminus at Fishergate Hill, Southport Central had a very short life as a passenger station, being relegated to goods-only when the L&YR diverted passenger trains to their own ststion at Chapel Street. 

These photos show the former Southport Central station prior to demolition in June 1986. The grand nature of the station is perhaps a clear indication of the over-ambitious nature of the WLR, which was very quickly to be its undoing.

Photos (c) Martin Brown

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