Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)

Introduction

This line runs from Lostock Hall to Liverpool.

Originally promoted independently, by its opening it was entirely owned by the East Lancashire Railway.






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Lostock Hall to Liverpool

Royal Scot 4-6-0 46115 'Scots Guardsman' charges through Lostock Hall station on 1 August 2017 with the northbound leg of 'The Fellsman' ...
John McIntyre 01/08/2017
'The Fellsman' railtour on 07 August 2018 was operated by LMS Jubilee 45699 'Galatea' with Brush Type 4 47245 tucked in behind on 'spark prevention' ...
John McIntyre 07/08/2018
Ex BR Standard 4 2-6-0 no. 76084 looking resplendent as it passes Lostock Hall on the afternoon of 20 September 2016 while carrying out a loaded test ...
John McIntyre 20/09/2016
11 June 2014 was the first Wednesday of the 2014 season for the weekly Fellsman railtour from Lancaster to Carlisle via the S&C. Doing the ...
John McIntyre 11/06/2014


An early afternoon Preston to Ormskirk service heads south from Midge Hall (near the large white building in the distance to the left of the track) ...
John McIntyre 11/05/2019
DRS 68025 moves off from the EKT exchange with the signaller at Midge Hall on 21 July 2017. This was not the normal stock for the Ormskirk to Preston ...
John McIntyre 21/07/2017
142027 heads for Preston on 02 November 2018 whilst working a service from Ormskirk. Although the service is timetabled only to Preston, the ...
John McIntyre 02/11/2018
Northern 142051 heads towards Midge Hall with an Ormskirk to Preston service on 10 March 2016. Midge Hall signalbox and the semaphore protecting the ...
John McIntyre 10/03/2016


This siding was on the east side of the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway). It was reached by reversal from the southbound line.
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The 1726 hrs (2F42) Preston to Ormskirk service approaches the site of Littlewood Siding in the early evening autumnal sun on 21 October 2019. ...
John McIntyre 21/10/2019

This brick works was on the east side of the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway). It was served by reversal from Littlewood Siding. A tramway continued south south west to a clay pit.
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The Branch Line Society's 'Cat and Dock' railtour passes Croston on 15 June 2017 returning to Preston having visited Ormskirk during a trip around ...
John McIntyre 15/06/2017
150272 calls at Croston on 11 May 2019 with a Preston to Ormskirk service. The vegetable garden on part of the former Preston bound platform is ...
John McIntyre 11/05/2019
The view north at Croston on 19 March 2017 shortly after the trees at the back of the platform on the right had been felled. On this side of the track ...
John McIntyre 19/03/2017
The Branch Line Society's Cat and Dock railtour around parts of the north-west took place on 15 June 2017. The tour used the stock being used for the ...
John McIntyre 15/06/2017

My attempt to recreate the Mark Bartlett photo [see image 53470] has been thwarted by the vegetation. Here a Preston to Ormskirk shuttle crosses the ...
John McIntyre 28/08/2016
The last service from Preston to Ormskirk on the special timetable in connection with the Ormskirk Motorfest on 28 August 2016 is seen crossing the ...
John McIntyre 28/08/2016
Waiting in the passing loop at Rufford for a service train to arrive from Ormskirk, 37601 is on the rear of a Network Rail test train on 4 August ...
John McIntyre 04/08/2015
A Network Rail test train stands at Rufford late in the evening of 4 September 2014, held at the signal protecting the single line to Midge Hall. The ...
John McIntyre 04/09/2014



After picking up passengers at Burscough Junction station on 6 September 2010, unit 153315 gets ready to continue on its journey from Ormskirk to ...
John McIntyre 06/09/2010
The bridge in the foreground still carries the Preston to Ormskirk single line but that in the background now only the trackbed of the curve from ...
Mark Bartlett 09/11/2009
View along the disused but now tidied-up platform at Burscough Jct on 21 August 2010. The view is from slightly further north than the photograph 24 ...
John McIntyre 21/08/2010
Arrival at Burscough Junction in April 1986 with unit 142033 bound for Preston. ...
Ian Dinmore /04/1986

Merseyrail unit 507006 waits at Ormskirk on 13 August before setting off with the 2150 service to Liverpool Central. ...
John McIntyre 13/08/2014
The cobbled street outside Ormskirk station on the evening of 13 August 2014. [Ref query 13014] ...
John McIntyre 13/08/2014
Merseyrail EMU 508134 at Ormskirk on 30 March 2009. Photo looking south towards Liverpool.
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John McIntyre 30/03/2009
Ormskirk Now and Then. EMU 508136 waits at Ormskirk prior to departing for Liverpool Central. [See image 19549] of the same location in 1972, ...
Mark Bartlett 13/10/2015

There are four trains an hour in each direction serving Aughton Park. This is the view towards Ormskirk from alongside the ticket office on 29 June ...
Mark Bartlett 28/06/2008
Situated in a deep cutting, Aughton Park station opened in 1907, almost 60 years after the line itself. The ticket office is at street level to the ...
Mark Bartlett 28/06/2008

A Liverpool-bound service rolls into Town Green on the Ormskirk line on 29/06/2016. ...
David Panton 29/06/2016
Old photograph, thought to have been taken in the late 1940s, showing a winter scene at Town Green station, Aughton, Lancs. Nowadays this station is ...
John McIntyre Collection //
Police Station or railway station? Both actually. Lancashire Constabulary operates out of the northern half of the station building while the ...
Mark Bartlett 28/06/2008

looking south along platform 1 at the new Maghull North station on 21 August 2018. The unit 508114 is on an Ormskirk to Liverpool Central working. ...
John McIntyre 21/08/2018
The station building at the new Maghull North as seen from the car park on 21 August 2018. The platforms are below to the right and are accessed from ...
John McIntyre 21/08/2018
Looking north towards Town Green from the footbridge at Maghull North on 21 August 2018. Merseyside's newest station was officially opened 4 weeks ...
John McIntyre 21/08/2018

Empty stock from Ormskirk to Kirkdale passes Maghull on 21 August 2018. The 15 minute interval service had just stopped for the evening and this unit ...
John McIntyre 21/08/2018
A six car set gets away from Maghull on 21 August 2018 whilst working an evening service from Ormskirk to Liverpool. ...
John McIntyre 21/08/2018
Dusk at Maghull and 508125 pulls up alongside the L&YR canopy with an Ormskirk to Liverpool Central service on 16th November 2015. It has just been ...
Mark Bartlett 16/11/2015
A view across the access road and turning circle at Maghull station on the evening of 21 August 2018. The wonderful floral displays are by a local ...
John McIntyre 21/08/2018

The Merseyrail EMUs are to be replaced by a fleet on order from Stadler for delivery in 2019-2020. The Class 507/508s are basic but have served the ...
Mark Bartlett 07/02/2017
The modern structures at Old Roan near Aintree. Like many Merseyrail stations it is a bit non-descript at platform level but worth a second look from ...
Mark Bartlett 25/08/2011

Merseyrail 507006 pulls away from Aintree heading for Ormskirk on 7th February 2017. The bright sunshine has made a large gold horseshoe in the middle ...
Mark Bartlett 07/02/2017
Here at Aintree the signs saying 'Alight here for Aintree' are, can I suggest, superfluous. An Ormskirk service calls on 29/06/2016. ...
David Panton 29/06/2016
Definitely one of the better advertising vinyls. Merseyrail 508111 sports full length images promoting The Beatles Story attraction in ...
Mark Bartlett 07/02/2017
Merseyrail 508111, in Beatles Story vinyls, pauses at Aintree on its way to Liverpool Central. To the right of the Ormskirk platform the tracks ...
Mark Bartlett 07/02/2017






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