Preston Station News
January 11th, 2018
Work starts on bringing trams to the Deepdale Branch
It's been a long road for Trampower to get this far, but after a number of false dawns, work has actually begun to clear a section of the former Deepdale Branch / Longridge Line. A modest length of existing track is to be used as a demonstrator line for the company.

Plans yet to be submitted would see the line extended into Preston city centre and providing a passenger service.

December 24th, 2017
Merry Christmas...
...to all our regular contributors and visitors.
December 18th, 2017
New Book - Enjoying the Cumbrian Coast Railway
Landing on my door-mat last week, was a copy of David John Hindle's latest book. Enjoying the Cumbrian Coast Railway.
It's a pity that this is appearing so close to Christmas, because it looks to be an ideal Christmas present for anyone who enjoys travelling the more scenic parts of the UK's rail network (the Cumbrian Coast route is of course up there with the best).
Davids's book is a very high-quality hard-back, all colour publication, packed full of photos, diagrams and drawings. Apart from the railway itself, the book explores the landscape of nature which surrounds the railway, with more than a passing look at the ornithological delights which can be seen along the route.
With luck, the book should be in the shops now and will be an ideal late present for those hard-to-buy-for relatives!
It's also available at Amazon | Waterstones | WHSmith

October 16th, 2017
Network North West : Images of a Changing Railway

Highly recommended - * * * * * 5/5

Read the full review HERE.

August 1st, 2017
New North West Book
Out now... from the Author of the excellent Merseyrail Electric, comes this new book which should appeal to all North West railway enthusiasts.

The book is available from all the usual places, including Waterstones and Amazon, or click the image here to buy directly from the publisher.


Look out for a review here very soon.