Preston Station Gallery

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The view west at Kirkham North Junction on Christmas Day. The pile of red bricks on the right is all that is left of the signal box. The track layout here has been simplified for electrification.266 viewsPhoto : Mark Bartlett 25-Dec-2017Dec 27, 2017
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Refurbishment work at Poulton-le-Fylde on 9th December 2017. 286 viewsAlthough the station is closed until March 2018 the tracks have to be kept clear as engineering trains continue to pass through going to and from Blackpool North. The semaphore signals and box were still in place on this day but can’t last much longer.
Photo: Mark Bartlett 09-Dec-2017
Dec 15, 2017
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Newly laid tracks at the approach to Blackpool North, alongside the depot sidings. The lorry on the left was carrying new track panels, which were being taken into the station area by a railway crane.310 viewsPhoto: Mark Bartlett 09-Dec-2017Dec 15, 2017
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Construction of new platforms underway at Blackpool North. Behind the camera track was being laid in the station throat area.252 viewsPhoto: Mark Bartlett 09-Dec-2017Dec 15, 2017
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BPN 5: A self-propelled railway crane positions new track panels in the approach to Blackpool North249 viewsPhoto: Mark Bartlett 09-Dec-2017Dec 15, 2017
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Carleton Crossing Box being dismantled by contractors.390 viewsThe lever frame and instruments had been removed for further use elsewhere.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 21-Nov-2017
Nov 22, 2017
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The western approach to Kirkham station, with all the signals removed. 244 viewsThe new third track has been partly laid and on the other side of the bridge a new additional platform is under construction.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 21-Nov-2017
Nov 22, 2017
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Ten days after the start of the nineteen week closure the Orange Army is hard at work at Blackpool North.233 viewsOnly a single track is in place – used for materials removal. A new, long Platform ½ is being constructed and the old platforms that were in use until recently are being removed.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 21-Nov-2017
Nov 22, 2017
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Electrification work in progress at the Blackpool carriage sidings.270 viewsNov 22, 2017
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All change on the Blackpool line...246 viewsPoulton No.3 L&YR signal box, seen on its last evening of operation, 10th November 2017 prior to the Preston to Blackpool lines closing for electrification.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 11-Nov-2017
Nov 11, 2017
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All change on the Blackpool line...277 viewsCarleton Crossing Box, name board already removed, during its last evening shift – 10th November 2017. The 16 lever LNWR box opened in 1924.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 11-Nov-2017
Nov 11, 2017
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All change on the Blackpool line...291 viewsBlackpool North No.2 L&YR signal box during its final evening of operation, 10th November 2017. In the foreground new track has been laid, but not yet connected, for the new Platform 1.
Photo : Mark Bartlett 11-Nov-2017
Nov 11, 2017
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