Preston Station Gallery

Photos from 2000 to the present day


Last additions - 2018
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A final bit of tidying on the platform at Poulton. All masts and wires in place ready for reopening on 16th April.66 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018Apr 18, 2018
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All electrification work completed at Poulton. This is the Blackpool platform four days before train services resumed.65 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018Apr 18, 2018
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Rail replacement bus service calling at Poulton station.59 viewsThe fleet of new Blackpool buses have provided a frequent and reliable service between there and Preston but will be gradually withdrawn from 16th April onwards as train services resume.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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All infrastructure in place at Kirkham North Junction on the first day of partially resumed services from Blackpool North.65 views142040 comes off the Blackpool South line and passes the site of the signal box with a Colne service
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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New colour light signals now installed at the ends of all six platforms at Blackpool North.53 viewsBanner repeaters are in place on the extra-long island 1 and 2 as the signals themselves are much further along the curved platform.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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Looking towards the buffers at Blackpool North.50 viewsAll electrification infrastructure is in place ahead of reopening four days later. In the foreground is the new Platform 1 & 2 for Pendolino services.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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Finishing touches by the ‘Orange Army’ at Blackpool North.46 viewsAll catenary, signalling and new track was in place ahead of the partial reopening on 16th April.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Apr-2018
Apr 18, 2018
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50 049 DEFIANCE and 50 007 HERCULES at the head of Birmingham International to Carlisle (1Z50) THE CUMBRIAN HOOVERS.94 viewsPhoto : Kenneth Dickinson 14-Apr-2018 Apr 14, 2018

01 January 2018


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8 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2018
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02 February 2018


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15 files, last one added on Feb 28, 2018
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03 March 2018


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15 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2018
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04 April 2018


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8 files, last one added on Apr 18, 2018
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Random files - 2018
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The view from Harrowside Bridge towards Blackpool Pleasure Beach on 9th January 2018 during the Blackpool South line closure. 249 viewsHarrowside is being rebuilt and has been closed to road vehicles but pedestrians can still cross.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 09-Jan-2018
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A Pacer/Sprinter combination calls at the new Platform 3 at Kirkham with a Blackpool South to Preston train on 30th January 2018, the day after the station reopened for these services. 202 viewsOn the left a similar train is on Platform 1, which now serves only the Blackpool South line. The currently unused Platform 2 will be for Blackpool North services in due course.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 30-Jan-2018
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PATHFINDER TOUR from Eastleigh to Preston Docks (150T). DRS Class 57, 57304 leading and DRS Class 66, 66428 at the rear.274 viewsPhoto : Kenneth Dickinson 10-Feb-2018
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45699 GALATEA heading the Carnforth - Sheffield (1Z45) "Pennine Limited" with WCRC class 47, 47 772 CARNFORTH TMD on the rear.364 viewsPhoto : Kenneth Dickinson 03-Mar-2018
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Large gantries are now being installed at Blackpool North.373 viewsThe platforms are also being finished but it looks like shots of the tower from the station will be a thing of the past.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 02-Mar-2018
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SR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 35018 BRITISH INDIA LINE (5M50) as it approached Lostock Hall Station on a test-run round the usual Carnforth circuit.399 viewsPhoto : Kenneth Dickinson 07-Mar-2018
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After much ‘Will they / won’t they?’ the Class 68s took over one Cumbrian Coast diagram from 12th March 2018.310 views68017 brings up the rear of 2C32 Carlisle to Preston at Forton with 68018 providing the southbound haulage for the three coaches.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 12-Mar-2018
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68017 HORNET and 68018 VIGILANT waiting in platform 2 for departure on the 10.03am to Barrow-in-Furness (2C47). 194 viewsPhoto : Ken Dickinson 16-Mar-2018