Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour

Introduction

This line ran from Preston to Fleetwood [1st]. The majority of it, from Fylde Junction to Poulton No 1 Junction, remains open with the portion from Poulton to Burn Naze, and beyond, currently in preservation for re-opening.



Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Preston to Fleetwood



This was a pair of railway flat crossings immediately north of Fylde Junction.
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Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway


The name is assumed. At this junction the Preston and Wyre Railway Dock and Harbour^s approach to its Preston terminus (Maudlands [P&WR] , opened 1840) was met by a curve of 1844 which gave it access to Preston via what is now named Fylde Junction.
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The Pacers are now almost gone from Lancashire rails but here is a flash back to the summer of 2018 and 142036 leads a trio of the four-wheelers over ...
Mark Bartlett 10/07/2018
Class 319s have become regular traction on the Blackpool line since electrification, and will take over even more services when they start using the ...
Mark Bartlett 10/07/2018
Former Scotrail 158870, still with Saltire vinyls, has been used on Northern driver training for several months. Seen here at Maudlands Viaduct ...
Mark Bartlett 10/07/2018
A Sprinter Pacer combination runs across Maudlands Viaduct towards Preston with a service from Blackpool South on 10th February 2018. All masts and ...
Mark Bartlett 10/02/2018
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A Hazel Grove to Blackpool North stopping service, formed by 150132/138, approaches the Blackpool Road bridge on a gloomy 22nd November 2016. This ...
Mark Bartlett 22/11/2016
A Then & Now shot from Blackpool Road bridge in Preston with a Blackpool North to Euston Pendolino heading towards the city centre. See image ...
Mark Bartlett 09/10/2018
397011 leads a line up of CAF EMUs, stabled in front of Preston PSB on Christmas Day 2019. In addition to TPE Class 397s there were also Northern ...
Mark Bartlett 25/12/2019
319381 runs under the new wires alongside ^Tom Benson Way^ as it approaches Preston with a Blackpool North to Manchester service on 7th October 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 07/10/2018
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DB 90036 brings up the rear of a test/training train passing through Lea Road on 5th March 2020. 90019 was leading this rake of ex-LNER stock in ...
Mark Bartlett 05/03/2020
319381 approaches Darkinson Lane road bridge to the west of the site of Lea Road station on 17 August 2019 while working a Blackpool to Manchester ...
John McIntyre 17/08/2019
390136 approaches Lea Road with the 1554hrs Blackpool North to Euston service on 16th February 2019. The location could be shown as Constable ...
Mark Bartlett 16/02/2019
Northern DMUs 150117 and 150276 approach the site of Lea Road station while working a Blackpool to Preston service on 17 August 2019. ...
John McIntyre 17/08/2019
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A new bridge, the Lea Viaduct, is taking shape between Lea Road and Salwick, to carry the new Preston Western Distributor road over the ...
Mark Bartlett 13/07/2020
DB Class 90s are rostered to make two driver training round trips between Crewe and Blackpool North each weekday as part of the Grand Central ...
Mark Bartlett 05/03/2020
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Driver training on the new Northern CAF trains continues apace. 195110 was one of two sets working out of Blackpool North on these duties on 16th ...
Mark Bartlett 18/08/2019
A pair of Class 156 DMUs with 153331 on the rear pass Salwick heading west to Blackpool North on 31 May 2017. ...
John McIntyre 31/05/2017
The 1735 hrs Preston to Blackpool South is one of the few services that calls at Salwick. On 08 June 2018 the guard is on the platform having released ...
John McIntyre 08/06/2018
Refurbished Northern Sprinter 150137 runs past the island platform at Salwick working from Preston to Blackpool South on 16th February 2019. There are ...
Mark Bartlett 16/02/2019
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This is a three platform station on the Preston to Blackpool line.
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A Blackpool North to York service passes Kirkham & Wesham on the late afternoon of 2nd February 2015. The train is using the Up Fast line avoiding the ...
John McIntyre 02/02/2015
Northern CAF EMU 331011 runs non-stop through the new platform 3 at Kirkham heading from Blackpool to Preston on driver training duties on 21st ...
Mark Bartlett 21/09/2019
331001, first of the Northern 3-car CAF EMUs, calls at Kirkham while working from Lime Street to Blackpool North on 28th September 2019. Whilst these ...
Mark Bartlett 28/09/2019
Black Jubilee ^Leander^ hauled the ^Blackpool Pennine Express^ from Carnforth on 21st September 2019, running via Hellifield, Clitheroe and Blackburn. ...
Mark Bartlett 21/09/2019
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This station was replaced by Kirkham and Wesham just to the east. ...

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A Blackpool North service west of Kirkham on 12 September. The tracks on the right once carried trains to Blackpool Central. ...
John McIntyre 12/09/2007
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Kirkham North Junction in 2001. This L&YR signal box was demolished in late 2017 as part of the Blackpool electrification scheme. ...
Ewan Crawford //2001
The new layout at Kirkham North Jct can be seen in this view to the west on 09 December 2017. On the right is the Up Blackpool, then the Down ...
John McIntyre 09/12/2017
Kirkham North Junction in 2001. The box overlooked the fast lines, slow lines, single line to Blackpool South and several engineers sidings. See image ...
Ewan Crawford //2001
A Northern Class 142 on a Colne to Blackpool South service approaches Kirkham North Junction on 27th October 2017. The junction lies just beyond the ...
John McIntyre 27/10/2017
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This signal box from around 1877 survived until the early 1980s. The location was south of Weeton where the B5260 crossed the line. Weeton [Lancashire] station was to the west of Weeton. ...

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Pendolino 390013 runs through the Fylde countryside to the north of Weeton cutting between Kirkham and Poulton-le-Fylde. The train is 1P92, the ...
Mark Bartlett 25/06/2018
A nearly thwarted attempt at a Then and Now image of London trains at Weeton between Poulton and Kirkham. New bridge parapets prevented a ...
Mark Bartlett 25/06/2018
Just beyond the deep cutting at Weeton the line to Blackpool North runs onto a low embankment covered with reeds. These are lit by the evening sun as ...
Mark Bartlett 07/04/2010
Electrification progress at Weeton, viewed from the over bridge by the site of the signal box on 9th January 2018. The line reopened in April 2018 ...
Mark Bartlett 09/01/2018
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This was the site of a short lived station. The site was probably close to where the 1847 OS map is marked ^Watch House^. The station was west of Weeton.
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A sunny afternoon as Northern 319365 runs over the long Singleton embankment towards Poulton-le-Fylde with a Manchester Airport to Blackpool North ...
Mark Bartlett 13/02/2019
A 156 Sprinter (covering for the rostered 319 EMU) passes through the site of long closed Singleton station with a Blackpool to Preston service on ...
Mark Bartlett 13/02/2019
The overhead wiring team out at work on a sunny but cold 19 March 2018. This view east across Singleton Bank shows a road-rail lorry on the left ...
John McIntyre 19/03/2018
Situated a long way from the village it was supposed to serve, Singleton station closed in 1932. Until the 1990s a small signal cabin remained as an ...
Mark Bartlett 09/09/2008
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This was one of the original stations on the line. By 1890 the southbound platform had become an island platform allowing departures to north and south from the east face of the platform. The original northbound platform was rather short. There was a small goods yard on either side of the line and Poulton Junction to the north where the line to Blackpool North struck west and left the original ...

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Blackpool Branch (Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour)






The former station at Thornton Cleveleys, looking north towards Fleetwood on 19th March 2018. The station is in the care and maintenance of the ...
John McIntyre 19/03/2018
The view towards Burn Naze and Fleetwood from Hillylaid Crossing in Thornton-Cleveleys. A few years ago the tracks at this point were covered in ...
Mark Bartlett 28/04/2018
Originally a full vehicle crossing, but for many years restricted to pedestrians only, this is New Road on the mothballed Fleetwood Branch just south ...
Mark Bartlett 10/06/2009
Perchance it is not dead but only sleeping, which was originally said about the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway closure but might equally apply ...
Mark Bartlett 10/06/2009
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The Poulton & Wyre Railway Society have been granted permission to access the trackbed between Poulton and Burn Naze for weed clearing and ...
Mark Bartlett 28/04/2018
End of the line. The disused former Fleetwood line peters out about one mile north of Burn Naze and this view towards Wyre Dock and Fleetwood ...
Mark Bartlett 17/02/2009
Closed station on a mothballed railway. Burn Naze lies entirely inside a secure industrial estate. It opened late, in 1908, closing with the line in ...
Mark Bartlett 09/09/2008
View south from the end of the rails on the former Fleetwood line towards Burn Naze, where the industrial complex that kept the southern section of ...
Mark Bartlett 17/02/2009
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This terminus was part of a greater plan to develop a railway served port, a resort, and reclaim land. The port was intended to be used for steamers to Cumbria, the Isle of Man and Ireland.
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Transport Trust plaque affixed to the North Euston Hotel, close to the Fleetwood Ferry tram stop and the site of the long closed railway station.
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Bruce McCartney 26/10/2019
A late evening view of Fleetwood, across the Wyre Estuary from the Knott End slipway on 21st June 2020. From left to right are the lighthouse in ...
Mark Bartlett 21/06/2020
The North Euston Hotel opened to guests in 1841 and a Transport Trust plaque by the entrance marks the period when it was a stop off point on the ...
Mark Bartlett 01/10/2019
The site of Fleetwood station (closed 1966) in 2009, with all railway traces long demolished to create space for the port facilities. The Stena ...
Mark Bartlett 06/10/2009
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Maudlands Curve

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
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
Race to the junction. Two Class 331 EMUs, working ECS from Oxford Road to Blackpool North, run parallel with a TPE Class 350 as far as Fylde Junction ...
Mark Bartlett 10/02/2020
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This shed was located north of Preston station and west of Fylde Junction. The site is now the power signal box and some sidings.
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The name is assumed. At this junction the Preston and Wyre Railway Dock and Harbour^s approach to its Preston terminus (Maudlands [P&WR] , opened 1840) was met by a curve of 1844 which gave it access to Preston via what is now named Fylde Junction.
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