Black 5 45438 undertakes some leisurely shunting at Garstang Town station, probably in the 1950s judging by the amount of traffic still being carried on this, by now, goods only line. This view, taken from the end of the island platform, looks east towards the WCML. The old GKER carriage sheds were still standing at this time, albeit trackless. The large house in the background, Beech Mount, is still on Lancaster Rd in Garstang today but everything else in the photo is now covered by a housing development known as Station Way. See image 60594 for a 1910 diagram of the station site.
Location: Garstang Town
Company: Garstang and Knot End Railway
Photographer: Knott End Collection
Contact photographer: Knott End Collection
Image number: 60695