Garstang Town

80 years to the day since its closure to passengers on 31st March 1930, this is the view west along the old GKER railway embankment east of Garstang towards the site of Garstang Town station. The station site itself has been built over. The railway bridge over the River Wyre was demolished after closure to goods in 1965 but a new bridge was installed as part of the water treatment and flood defence scheme seen here. My grandfather used to catch the Pilling Pig from Garstang Town to Garstang & Catterall to go to school in Lancaster but this was never a convenient journey for local residents and direct buses along the A6 later put paid to the train service.

Location: Garstang Town

Company: Garstang and Knot End Railway

Photographer: Mark Bartlett

Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett

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Date: 31/03/2010

Image number: 28294

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