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Ribble Steam Railway to mark 50 years since closure of Preston to Southport line

Posted on - 4th September, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Nostalgia, Riversway, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Ribble Steam Railway

Ribble Steam Railway runs around Preston’s Docklands

Steam trains are to run around Preston Docks to mark 50 years since a Preston rail line closed.

A railway line used to run from Preston to Southport, the West Lancashire line, but was closed during the Beeching cutbacks.

The Ribble Steam Railway Museum is running an event to commemorate when the line was shut.

An L&Y Aspinall 1300/1896, currently based at Embsay, will be the guest locomotive for Saturday and Sunday.

Remnants of the old Preston-Southport line can still be seen. Pic: Shabbagaz

Remnants of the old Preston-Southport line can still be seen. Pic: Shabbagaz

A visit to the steam railway museum and unlimited rides on the engines is £7 for adults and £4.50 for children. A family ticket is £20.

The event runs on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September.

Do you remember the West Lancashire line? Let us know in the comments below

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