Preston Station News
July 9th, 2018
New Lostock Hall book from Bob Gregson
Now available, from Bob Gregson, the author of the definitive reference works on the railways of Preston...
A Lostock Hall Railway Album
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the end of steam on British Railways in August 1968, the book presents a wealth of photographs of Lostock Hall shed, along with detailed and informative captions, which make it an absolute "must" for anyone with an interest in the railways of the area.
Many of the images are previously unpublished and come from respected photographers such as Peter Fitton and Alan Castle - in the memory of whom the book is dedicated.

Available from amazon or directly from the publisher, Atkinson Publications.

A companion book on Preston itself, is due to be published very soon...

April 14th, 2018
50th Anniversary Reunion
There will be a reunion of railwaymen at the Leyland and Farington club in Leyland on Friday evening August 3rd this year,

starting at 19.00 hrs. Admission free. Buffet and raffle etc.

All to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of steam traction on B.R.

For more information or to order tickets contact Bob Gregson :
Tel : 01524 736727
Mob : 07518 926122
email :

March 29th, 2018
New Book - Preston to Blackpool
It's all-change on the Fylde line this year, so this book is very timely indeed.

"... the railways of the Fylde region, from the early days right up to the eve of electrification. ...The three lines to Blackpool are covered in depth, illustrated with some rare photos"

With many of the images coming from the camera of Peter Fitton, this is sure to be a treat.

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.