Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway



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Takes over the Lancaster Canal, and thus the Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway. Services to the south from Lancaster Penny Lane diverted to Lancaster Castle.
06/05/1974Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway Preston and Wigan Railway
Electric services begin.

Locations along the line

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This is an end on junction north of Preston station where the Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway met the North Union Railway.
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North Union Railway


This short lived station was the proposed terminus of the Bolton and Preston Railway in Preston, when proposed it was to be reached from the south perhaps using the former route of the Preston to Walton Tramroad (Lancaster Canal) which had a number of sidings in the area around the canal basin as far as Dock Street to the west.
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North Union Railway


A Virgin Pendolino accelerates northwards having just passed Fylde Junction in Preston on 1st November 2016. The buildings on the left are part of St ...
Mark Bartlett 01/11/2016
Christmas Day 2020 sees three different types of EMU stabled outside Preston Power Signal Box for the two day break in rail services. Three TPE 397s ...
Mark Bartlett 25/12/2020
Northern Sprinter 150110 swings west at Fylde Junction with a Hazel Grove to Blackpool North stopping service on 19th May 2016. The Lancaster lines ...
Mark Bartlett 19/05/2016
^Storm Ciara^ curtailed WCML services on 10th February 2020. LNWR liveried 350407 sets off from Preston with a TPE service from Manchester Airport, ...
Mark Bartlett 10/02/2020
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This was a pair of railway flat crossings immediately north of Fylde Junction.
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Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour


This is a fine bridge over Fylde Road of dressed stone with footpath arches on either side and a roadway arch in the middle (a little narrow for a two lane modern road).
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The last arch at the north end of the mainly brick Fylde Road Viaduct is this stone structure, which still carries the WCML. Now hidden away at the ...
Mark Bartlett 06/12/2020
St. Walburge^s Church spire is a landmark that has appeared on many Preston railway photographs over the years, although usually captured from the ...
Mark Bartlett 28/01/2017
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This station closed in 1925 and little if anything remains to show its location. It served Oxheys Cattle Market.
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Heading back to Mossend after weekend engineering duties are DBS 66140, 66060, 66105 (in DBS red) and 66011. This image, looking towards Preston on ...
Mark Bartlett 04/10/2015
A northbound Pendolino passes Oxheys on the outskirts of Preston, making to the next station call at Lancaster on 17 August 2019. ...
John McIntyre 17/08/2019
86608 and 86607 head the 4M83 Coatbridge to Crewe intermodal on 17 August 2019. The train is passing Oxheys on the approach to Preston. ...
John McIntyre 17/08/2019
Far from home, Bulleid West Country pacific no. 34046 Braunton heads north on the WCML near Oxheys north of Preston whilst out on a test run ...
John McIntyre 16/07/2013
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This was a short lived station to the west of Broughton. Opened 26 June 1840 and closed and replaced by Broughton [Lancashire] [2nd], which was further north, in November 1840. Nothing now remains.
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This was a two platform station with the main building on the northbound platform.
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195127 passes under the M55 motorway, as it hurries towards Preston, with a Barrow to Manchester Airport service on 22nd July 2020. The wide spacing ...
Mark Bartlett 22/07/2020
397008 passes under the Lightfoot Lane bridge as it heads towards Preston and Manchester Airport on 22nd July 2020. Increasing the TPE fleet to twelve ...
Mark Bartlett 22/07/2020
The first train of the day to Barrow on Sunday 31st January 2021 should have started in Manchester but was re-timetabled to begin at Preston. 195120 ...
Mark Bartlett 31/01/2021
Nearly new 195129 heads north from Preston with a Manchester Airport to Barrow-in-Furness service on 22nd July 2020. As this unit accelerated ...
Mark Bartlett 22/07/2020
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This was a short lived station to the east of Dunscombe. It was named for the nearby Roe Buck Inn, now Roebuck Hotel. The bridge over the line was called Roebuck Bridge. The station was replaced by Brock, just to the north, in 1849, or possibly earlier.
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A reminder alongside the Lancaster Canal that, before nationalisation, this waterway was owned by the railway. This L&NWR boundary post is on the ...
Mark Bartlett 08/11/2020
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This was a small two platform station which replaced Roebuck to the south. There was a siding on the west side of the line to the north of a level crossing and passenger station to the south.
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Black 5 45231 is seen on the Brock straight working Saphos Trains ^The Lakelander^ tour on 29 August 2020. The tour had started diesel hauled at ...
John McIntyre 29/08/2020
A Class 221 five car Virgin Voyager heads south in the evening sunshine at Brock on 8 August 2011. The view is south-east, with the River Brock just ...
John McIntyre 08/08/2011
Classic traction on the evening flasks as 57004 and 37611 head south at Brock on 2nd June 2015. This working has gone over entirely to Class 68 and/or ...
Mark Bartlett 02/06/2015
66148 ^Maritime Intermodal Seven^ runs south past the Highways England depot at Brock, with a Carlisle New Yard to Basford Hall infrastructure train ...
Mark Bartlett 05/10/2020
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Northern 195108 runs alongside the Lancaster Canal at Brock with a Manchester Airport to Barrow service on a sunny 15th January 2021. Photo ancillary ...
Mark Bartlett 15/01/2021
390001 speeds north alongside a partly frozen Lancaster Canal at Brock on 15th January 2021. Originally named ^Virgin Pioneer^, since 2018 this set ...
Mark Bartlett 15/01/2021
Class 158s were briefly in regular use between Lancaster and Preston until the introduction of CAF 195s. However, one year on, 158756 made this ...
Mark Bartlett 10/07/2020
A June evening on the Lancaster Canal at Brock as 397004 heads for Edinburgh with a TPE service from Manchester Piccadilly. ...
Mark Bartlett 12/06/2020
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This station on the main line was the junction for the line to Knott End. The two lines ran north for some distance before the branch ran to Garstang Town.
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Garstang and Knot End Railway
Glimpsed through bare trees, over a mill pond smooth canal, 88010 heads north through Garstang and Catterall with a Daventry to Mossend intermodal ...
Mark Bartlett 26/11/2020
A very clean looking 66175 heads south at Garstang with a Mossend to Daventry service on 14th April 2020. The previous month the locomotive had been ...
Mark Bartlett 14/04/2020
DRS 88002 is about to cross Brock Bridge with the Daventry to Mossend intermodal service on 30 April 2019. ...
John McIntyre 30/04/2019
TPE 397003 in bright winter sunshine at Garstang and Catterall, working empty stock from Preston to Glasgow on 29th November 2019. ...
Mark Bartlett 29/11/2019
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The former site of a level crossing where a footbridge crosses the railway alongside Woodacre Hall (to the west) and the M6 (to the east).
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Not much left from the overnight snowfall as a TPE 397 EMU from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh heads north at Woodacre on 23rd January 2021. ...
Mark Bartlett 23/01/2021
47739, at that time with Colas (now with GBRF), hauls a track tamping machine southbound over Grizedale Beck at Woodacre on 31 May 2011. ...
John McIntyre 31/05/2011
Snow is rare in Garstang and when it falls it doesn^t linger, so by the time I had walked to the line on 23rd January 2021 there was little left. ...
Mark Bartlett 23/01/2021
Despite the introduction of the new Class 397 EMUs the TPE 185s are still making trips to Scotland. 185137 heads south at Woodacre with a Glasgow to ...
Mark Bartlett 11/01/2020
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This short lived station was replaced by Scorton [Lancashire] [2nd] not far to the north. It opened on 26th June 1840 and closed in August. It was south of Scorton.
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Glimpsed from the elevated riverbank footpath at Scorton, 195120 heads to Manchester Airport with a late afternoon service from Barrow on 10th ...
Mark Bartlett 10/02/2021
The setting sun catches the side of a Class 158 as it runs alongside a swollen River Wyre at Scorton on 27th July 2020. ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2020
With a temporary speed restriction in place on the Up line just to the north of Scorton, it was just possible to capture this Pendolino accelerating ...
Mark Bartlett 10/02/2021
A light engine movement from Carlisle to Toton was probably an enjoyable day out for this Colas driver and I got a friendly ^toot^ as 70816 passed the ...
Mark Bartlett 16/01/2021
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This was a two platform station with the main building on the southbound platform and a signal box. It was to the west of Scorton itself.
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68004 Rapid crosses an occupation bridge as it heads south at Scorton with 2C32, the Carlisle to Preston train on 14th May 2018, the last week ...
Mark Bartlett 14/05/2018
Freightliner 90043 and 90041 pass over an occupation bridge at Scorton with a Coatbridge to Daventry intermodal service on 14th May 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 14/05/2018
47832 runs alongside Station Lane at Scorton as it brings up the rear of the BLS ^Eric and Ernie^ tour from Doncaster to Carnforth on 15th March 2020. ...
Mark Bartlett 15/03/2020
TPE 397003 heads north on the Scorton embankment with a late running Sunday service from Manchester Airport to Glasgow, which was actually terminated ...
Mark Bartlett 19/01/2020
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This fine double track six arch viaduct crosses the River Wyre not far north of the former Scorton [Lancashire] [2nd] station. Also known, historically, as Wyre Bridge or even Six Arch Viaduct.
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DB 66145, still in EWS livery, crosses the River Wyre at Scorton heading north with a container train on a sunny 22nd April 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 22/04/2017
Light and shade on a sunny autumn afternoon as 66135 takes a Daventry to Grangemouth intermodal service across the River Wyre near Scorton in ...
Mark Bartlett 27/10/2018
Two Class 90s, both in bright red DB livery, cross the River Wyre near Scorton with a Mossend to Daventry intermodal on 30th April 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 30/04/2018
DRS 37424 Avro Vulcan XH558 seen approaching the viaduct over the River Wyre at Scorton at the head of 2C47 1003hrs Preston to ...
Mark Bartlett 09/02/2018
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This was a two platform station with the main station building on the southbound platform.
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A Manchester Airport to Edinburgh TPE 397 heads across the embankment at Bay Horse on 22nd January 2021. Photograph incidental to daily permitted ...
Mark Bartlett 22/01/2021
Rail Operations Group have a regular light engine working from Leicester to Kilmarnock on 2020 Sundays, returning with refurbished Anglia EMU sets. ...
Mark Bartlett 08/11/2020
A pair of Voyagers pick up speed again after a signal check at Bay Horse on 26th August 2019. This was a Euston to Edinburgh service and the train is ...
Mark Bartlett 26/08/2019
There was a brief period around 2018-2019 when Northern Class 158s were used on Barrow/Windermere to Manchester Airport services. On 23rd January 2019 ...
Mark Bartlett 23/01/2019
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This was a two platform station. The station house still stands to the west of the site.
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Most southbound TPEs from Glasgow and Edinburgh run through to Manchester or Liverpool but this Class 397, seen in the cutting at Hampson Lane near ...
Mark Bartlett 30/10/2020
After a wet morning there is a little watery sunshine as 390103 powers north through the cutting at Hampson on 30th October 2020. ...
Mark Bartlett 30/10/2020
390132 passes under the Jcn 33 slip road, and Hampson Lane bridge near Galgate, with a Glasgow to Euston service on 30th October 2020. These cutting ...
Mark Bartlett 30/10/2020
A TPE 397 speeds through the site of Galgate station, in the deep cutting to the south of the viaduct. This closed in 1939 and early photos show two ...
Mark Bartlett 01/09/2020
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This double track six arch viaduct bestrides Galgate crossing the River Conder and neighbouring roads.
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The red livery of a Royal Mail Class 325 parcels EMU is enhanced by the setting sun as it crosses the River Conder at Galgate, heading from Shieldmuir ...
Mark Bartlett 09/05/2016
DB 66114, and the Horrocksford to Mossend cement tankers, are illuminated by the evening sun as they cross the Conder Viaduct at Galgate on 9th May ...
Mark Bartlett 09/05/2016
High above the Galgate rooftops 90048 and 90045 speed a Daventry to Coatbridge intermodal over the Conder Viaduct on 11th January 2018. The River ...
Mark Bartlett 11/01/2018
Just to the south of the Oubeck Loops a six arch viaduct carries the WCML across the River Conder and the village of Galgate. Here, looking east, a ...
Mark Bartlett 29/01/2010
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68026 ^Enterprise^ propels an ecs TPE push-pull set south at Oubeck, working from Carlisle to Crewe on a dull and grey 29th January 2021. Photo ...
Mark Bartlett 29/01/2021
The Ou Beck is usually no more than a trickle but carried a little more water on 29th January 2021. 195107 passed through the Oubeck Loops heading for ...
Mark Bartlett 29/01/2021
Sporting promotional vinyls for Festival No.6 at Portmeirion, Voyager 221106 speeds south through the loops at Oubeck with a Euston (via ...
Mark Bartlett 23/05/2016
68032 and 68017 ^Hornet^ take flasks from Crewe to Sellafield through Oubeck on 4th October 2017. Since then 68032 has acquired the name ^Destroyer^ ...
Mark Bartlett 04/10/2017
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This was the junction between the approach to the original Lancaster [1st] terminus of 1840 and the extension north by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway of 1846 which left the old terminus on a short branch.
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Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
The second of consecutive northbound freights at Lancaster Old Junction on 12th January 2021 was Colas 70802 with late running log empties from Chirk ...
Mark Bartlett 12/01/2021
It looks like DRS 66432 and 66422 were on RHTT duties before being used for the northbound ^Tesco^ on 12th January 2021 and a low winter sun ...
Mark Bartlett 12/01/2021
Recent cutting back of trees on the bank to the south of Lancaster has opened up the previously inaccessible site of Lancaster Old Junction. In this ...
Mark Bartlett 14/10/2019
37402 Stephen Middlemore 23.12.1954 - 8.6.2013, working a passenger service from Preston to Barrow-in-Furness, drops down the bank passing the ...
Mark Bartlett 19/10/2016
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Now known as Lancaster Greaves, it was almost certainly not known as this when open as a passenger station. This was the original terminus of the line from Preston and was left on a short branch following the opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway in 1846 and closed to passengers in 1849.
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The original L&PJ station in Lancaster was only used by passengers from 1840 to 1849 but most of its site continued in use as the city^s railway goods ...
Mark Bartlett 13/10/2017
The imposing frontage of Lancaster^s first station, a Grade 2 listed building is unfortunately obscured by two leilandi trees in the front garden. ...
Mark Bartlett 25/09/2009
The rear of Lancaster Greaves station building and probably the point where the tracks from Preston would have terminated. Former stable block still ...
Mark Bartlett 25/09/2009
The view out from the rear of the original terminus of the Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway, only used as such from 1840 to 1849. The old ...
Mark Bartlett 25/09/2009
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