West Lancashire Railway






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Preston to Southport


Ribble Junction, on the embankment just south of the River Ribble bridge, was only a junction until 1900 when the curve to Middleforth Jcn closed and ...
Mark Bartlett 01/08/2008
Few traces remain of the West Lancashire Railway around Preston but these bridge piers, which carried their last train in 1965, look as if they will ...
Mark Bartlett 01/08/2008




Looking north towards the village of Longton beyond the bridge abutments marking the site of Longton Bridge station, closed in 1964 with the rest of ...
Mark Bartlett 14/11/2008

Fifty five years after the 1964 closure of the Preston to Southport line the level crossing gates at Hoole station are still a visible reminder of the ...
Mark Bartlett 06/02/2019
Much of the Preston to Southport line ran across open farmland and has disappeared back into it since closure in 1964. This is the view north from ...
Mark Bartlett 06/02/2019
The view east along Station Road at Hoole from the level crossing at the old station site on 6th February 2019. Station and line closed in September ...
Mark Bartlett 06/02/2019
Forty four years after the level crossing gates were last opened for trains this gate and its opposite number still stand across the trackbed at the ...
Mark Bartlett 14/11/2008











A Class 25 shunts the Coal Concentration Depot at Southport in February 1980 [See image 45006]. Above the loco the old steam depot, by now ...
Mark Bartlett /02/1980
Southport, on the occasion of a 1982 open day at the Steamport preservation centre, with a Derby 108 DMU and Class 03 shunter being used on shuttles ...
Mark Bartlett 11/09/1982