Photo Digest 29/03/12 – Steam engines and archive photos

Posted on - 29th March, 2012 - 10:13am | Author - | Posted in - Photos

Here are this week’s offerings for the Preston Photo Digest, collecting the best photographs of Preston on a weekly basis.


All of these images have been compiled from the Preston Flickr Group, but if you’ve got a photograph that you think deserves to be included, get in touch at joseph(@)

I’ll also be updating and including a map of Preston (you can see it at the bottom of this post) which I’ll pin all the photographs to. By the end of the year we should have a fairly extensive photo map of Preston collated from the best photographs.

This week we have an archive special for you, with three great black and white photos that shine a light on Preston’s past. First is this photo from 1967, which shows a steam train pulling into Preston station:

Photo by 70023venus2009

Next in our archive roundup is a closer look at one of the firemen on a steam engine, a great slice of history.

Photo by 70023venus2009

Finally in this week’s digest, we have a shot from the 1980s, which shows some firemen dealing with a fire at Stocks Bridge Mill. Unfortunately they don’t look as dapper these days.

Photo by chaotic river

As usual you can take a look through the photo map below to see a collection of all the photos used in previous photo digests pinned to their location in the city.


View Photo map of Preston in a larger map

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