Announcing our ‘Sponsor A Sleeper To Fleetwood’ appeal

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Loco Report June 2014

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Hi, It has been rather a busy period this last few months in and around the loco and NPL area but not a great deal done on the loco, most of the guys have been involved in “OPERATION UNPLUG!”, sound

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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

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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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