John Fowler Rebuild Dec 2014


As we approach 2015 I thought I would reflect on what the guys have done on the Fowler loco as we get close to the 5 year rebuild time. I thought a flash back of some of the highlights and

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Another “Time Team” Event on the track

LMS green

Hi, This is not my normal area of feedback but I thought it might be of interest to you, the readers of the PWRS blogs. A little while ago the guys were cleaning up the end section area of the

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John Fowler Loco Rebuild Nov 2014

Canopy final 05

It is that time again when I report back on our progress at the loco site, we have had a few months of decent weather and things are going well. The canopy covers are all now repaired along the edges,

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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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John Fowler Loco Rebuild Oct 2014


Hi, This last couple of weeks has been lovely weather for cleaning and painting so the guys got stuck into the canopy, the section over the fuel tank just required test fitting to ensure the holes lined up and bolting

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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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Loco Report Aug 2014

Rebuild starting120

Hi, It has now been over 4 years since the loco arrived on site and after a lot of hard work the loco is now in the final phase of the rebuild, the basic components are all now refurbished and

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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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