Maudlands Level Crossings

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Maudlands Level Crossings (1840-1885)

Opened on the Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour.

Opened on the Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway.


Description

This was a pair of railway flat crossings immediately north of Fylde Junction.

The OS map of 1849 shows both crossings intact.

1840-1844
The first, going north, was where the Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour ran from the west to reach its terminus at Maudlands [P&WR] which was just to the east of the level crossing. It crossed the Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway on the level on the final approach to the terminus. This was a double line crossing a double line. This closed to passengers in 1844 and continued longer for goods.

1850-1885
The second was where the Preston, Fleetwood and West Riding Railway from the east crossed the Lancaster and Preston Railway to join the Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour immediately west of the level crossing. This was a single line crossing the double Lancaster line. This closed with the opening of a more useful east to south curve in 1885.

04/04/2018

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Level crossing flat crossing