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Northern Lines

Preston to Blackpool

The Fylde Lines

ISBN:978 1 910356 16 6
First Published:24 March 2018
Last Reprinted:16 December 2019
Authors:John Matthews & Peter Fitton
Series Editor:Vic Mitchell
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history



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A fascinating look at the railways of the Fylde region, from the early days right up to the eve of electrification.

The landscape may be fairly flat but the huge variety of trains and locomotives made up for this. In addition, at one time close on 50 signal boxes were in operation, many of them pictured here. The three lines to Blackpool are covered in depth, illustrated with some rare photos.

Enjoy a look at the Fylde lines that have now changed forever.



'The authors have chosen a good balance of steam and diesel images that have reproduced well.... The book covers the period immediately prior to the delayed electrification scheme, so will provide many memories to those who know the area and its lines in its heyday. Recommended.'
(The Railway Magazine, November 2018)

'This volume appears at a time of recent dramatic change to the railway landscape of the Fylde, following electrification between Blackpool North and Preston... This informative book is highly recommended.'
(The Railway Observer, September 2018, Vol.88, No.1075)

'Middleton Press's spring 2018 book returns us to the days when thousands of holidaymakers from many parts of the country crowded the platforms almost to dangerous safety levels, with lots of steam excursions and also a glimpse of more modern times.... Authorship has been passed to two knowledgeable local authorities, although Middleton Press' Vic Mitchell is called upon to recall the golden days of the branch from Poulton to Fleetwood.'
(Steam World, Issue 371, May 2018)

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Lea Road18-19
Kirkham & Wesham30-34
Wrea Green39-42
Moss Side43-44
Ansdell & Fairhaven49-53
Gillett's Crossing Halt59-61
Squires Gate62
Blackpool Pleasure Beach63-65
South Shore Lytham Road66
Blackpool South67-71
Blackpool Central72-80
Kirkham Junction81-84
Blackpool North96-106
Burn Naze111-112
Wyre Dock113-115

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