Preston Station News
March 12th, 2018
Class 68s Take-over one Cumbrian Coast Diagram
The class 37-hauled Cumbrian Coast diagrams have been beset with reliability issues over the past several months, leading to pressure on Northern to improve the situation.
From today, the morning service from Preston, previously hauled by a class 37 and DBSO, has been handed over to top & tail class 68 traction. The set used on the northern half of the route remains in the hands of the venerable class 37s.

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... 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.