Northern Lines

Wennington to Morecambe and Heysham

via Lancaster

by Roy Davies

A new Middleton Press album takes a look at the former main line from Wennington to Morecambe and Heysham. This area west of Lancaster, covering approximately nine square miles, has over time boasted two competing railway companies, two harbours, ten stations, over a dozen signal boxes and extensive freight and passenger services. On the approach to Lancaster, the line passed a carriage and wagon works, munitions factory and a power station that were all rail-served. Across the River Lune there was another munitions factory, an oil refinery and chemical plant, two gasworks and a nuclear power station, again all rail-served. The area was host to an electrified suburban rail system for over half a century from the early 1900s and, later, pioneered overhead line electrification that became the national standard.
   Much of the network and infrastructure have disappeared, save for one or two prominent landmarks. Today the area is served by regular passenger workings from Leeds, Skipton and Lancaster, one of which is the daily boat train to Heysham Port.

Book Details

Author
Roy Davies
Series
Northern Lines
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
24 July 2021
ISBN
9781910356586
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
Weight
480g
General
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Wennington 1
Hornby 9
Caton 11
Halton 16
Lancaster Green Ayre 30
Lancaster Castle 44
Scale Hall 54
Morecambe 64
Morecambe Harbour 68
Morecambe Promenade 71
Heysham Harbour 100
Heysham Port 105
Morecambe (1994) 112
Bare Lane (1994) 116
Lancaster (1994) 119
Hest Bank (1994) 120