Lostock Hall Gas Works

On the west side of the former East Lancashire line between Preston Junction see image 32975 and Preston station were sidings serving the Lostock Hall Gas Works. The entrance to the sidings can be seen on the left of this photograph taken on 21 Februay 2011 where the track leads into the trees. On the right where the tarmaced path now runs was the line to Whitehouse South Junction and Preston station. Many clues to the former railway use an still be found including the base of a signal post, posts and pulleys for signal wires, posts to support multicore cables and even a lamp post. The former railway route has been converted into a bridleway and cycle path along almost the entire route.

Location: Lostock Hall Gas Works

Company: Blackburn and Preston Railway

Photographer: John McIntyre

Contact photographer: John McIntyre

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Date: 21/02/2011

Image number: 32982