Knott End Railway

Introduction

This was a single track railway which, in 1908, extended the Garstang and Knot End Railway from Pilling to Knott End, at the same time it took over the earlier line.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

End on junction between the Garstang and Knot End Railway and the Knott End Railway which continued the route to Knott End. ...

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An old platelayers hut still stands on the trackbed immediately to the east of the Pilling station site. It is in good condition and appears to have ...
Knott End Collection 25/11/2017
This Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST (1885/1955) has been cosmetically restored and is displayed at the entrance to the caravan site that is built on the ...
Mark Bartlett 29/01/2015
Pilling Station (SD 413478) opened in 1870 only to close in 1872. It opened again in 1875 as the Knott End railway although Pilling would be the ...
Mark Bartlett 16/02/2008


A slight rise in the road and these typically KER concrete gate posts mark the site of Green Dick's Crossing, almost mid way between Preesall and ...
Mark Bartlett 22/10/2018
Preesall station, looking towards Knott End, taken sometime soon after the 1908 opening of the line from Pilling. A dumb buffered wagon is on some ...
Knott End Collection //1908
This is the site of Preesall station and its small goods yard, now occupied by an egg packing plant. The tracks followed the line of trees behind the ...
Mark Bartlett 01/01/2017
An interesting image of brand new (almost finished) Preesall station, on the 1908 extension of the line from Pilling to Knott End. 0-6-0T Knott ...
Knott End Collection //1908

Although closed completely since 1950, Knott End station has survived, albeit substantially rebuilt, as a popular cafe.
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In 1950 this view, taken from behind the buffers, would have been of two platforms with tracks at Knott End station and would also include a water ...
Mark Bartlett 31/12/2019
Manning Wardle 0-6-0T Knott End believed to be taken by the loco facilities at Knott End station. This locomotive was bought new in 1908 for ...
Knott End Collection //
Another photo taken around the time of the opening of Knott End station in 1908, the year the line was extended from Pilling through Preesall. The ...
Knott End Collection //1908
Judging by the pristine condition of the platforms, locomotive and carriages this image of Knott End station was taken around the time of opening in ...
Knott End Collection //1908