Announcing our ‘Sponsor A Sleeper To Fleetwood’ appeal

Sleeper relay

Reopening a railway line is a difficult project, the main ingredient being rail and sleepers. Much of the line is usable however, we do need to replace a number of wooden sleepers and with this in mind the Society is

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Thornton Station’s unusual request


“Unusual Request” In October 2013 the Society received a request from a young couple who where planning for their wedding day in May 2014. The wedding was to have a vintage theme and the couple along with their photographer had

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Super Monday At Burn Naze


Another year, another bank holiday and another chance to take a step forward with our projects. Many turned up at Burn Naze to take part in the three projects identified for completion. Removing trees and saplings in the way of

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Four Lane Ends Today, Thornton Station Tomorrow

The Society have been very fortunate to have another precast concrete sectional building donated by Wyre Borough Council. The building was situated at the old Council offices at Four Lane ends and was removed after ten days intensive effort. We

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Burn Naze Station Report July 2014


Burn Naze Station Report July 2014. Back in April I reported that the Burn Naze team had set themselves a target to clear the remaining roots from the rest of the west platform. Well I am pleased to say that

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Arrival of a new carriage to the PWR. Carriage Report June 2014

Wednesday morning granted a number of the guys at NPL a surprise, as the evening before, a rather unusual vehicle had appeared on the car park to deliver a carriage.   Moved by Moveright International from Carnforth, who had just finished moving the

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Thornton Station May 2014


The team have been concentrating on clearing the track area between Thornton Station and Hillylaid Level Crossing. The progress has been phenomenal considering that all the clearance work has been done using hand tools only. The down platform resurfacing is

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Burn Naze Station Report April 2014


What a difference a year makes! Our latest photos of Burn Naze station show the tremendous progress made by the clearance team over the last twelve months. When we first walked on to the station last April, we were confronted

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Dismantled building earmarked for use as a locomotive shed

The building in its original location before dismantling

A team of volunteers have been working non stop to dismantle a concrete building located at Ashdell Nurseries. The building was kindly donated by Wyre Borough Council who are moving their horticultural department to Fleetwood. The two photographs shown above

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A Burn Naze Circular

The clearance activity at Burn Naze station has been going on for some time and lots of photographs have been published showing different activities but not the overall picture.If you want to stand on the station click on the image

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