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PRESTON TO LONGRIDGE BUSES
10-05-2012, 03:40 AM
Post: #11
RE: PRESTON TO LONGRIDGE BUSES
I have a very early Ribble timetable book dating from 1921, which shows Preston to Longridge services on Sundays only. Unfortunately this item is in store in Cambridgeshire, 5000 miles away from where I currently reside.
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10-05-2012, 11:53 AM
Post: #12
RE: PRESTON TO LONGRIDGE BUSES
The January 1921 timetable only lists a Sunday service - 5 return journeys
It specifically says 'no service on weekdays'
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21-06-2012, 08:15 AM
Post: #13
RE: PRESTON TO LONGRIDGE BUSES
All,
as a final note, I think that the last train to Longridge, was in the 1950s. An ex LNWR G2 was the motive power. Now, 2012, if you traverse Berry Lane, in Longridge, the station was adjacent to the Townley Arms pub. Also, down in the Preston direction, at Stonebridge, you can clearly see where the railway passed under the road. Sorry for posting off thread, as it were. A final note, at one stage, the Whittingham Raiway used an ex LBSCR 0-4-2 tank loco.
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Tony Dale
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25-06-2012, 10:43 PM
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RE: PRESTON TO LONGRIDGE BUSES
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(21-06-2012 08:15 AM)aysdale66 Wrote:  All,
as a final note, I think that the last train to Longridge, was in the 1950s. An ex LNWR G2 was the motive power. Now, 2012, if you traverse Berry Lane, in Longridge, the station was adjacent to the Townley Arms pub. Also, down in the Preston direction, at Stonebridge, you can clearly see where the railway passed under the road. Sorry for posting off thread, as it were. A final note, at one stage, the Whittingham Raiway used an ex LBSCR 0-4-2 tank loco.
cheers
Tony Dale

Tony, you are correct about the ex LNWR 0-8-0 working the last train to Longridge. It was the RCTS Mid Lancs Railtour behind loco no.49451,actually on 22 September 1962. I was the person who took the bookings for that tour. Further trains were for track recovery purposes.
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26-06-2012, 03:14 PM
Post: #15
RE: PRESTON TO LONGRIDGE BUSES
(25-06-2012 10:43 PM)Bill Ashcroft Wrote:  [font=Arial][/font]
(21-06-2012 08:15 AM)aysdale66 Wrote:  All,
as a final note, I think that the last train to Longridge, was in the 1950s. An ex LNWR G2 was the motive power. Now, 2012, if you traverse Berry Lane, in Longridge, the station was adjacent to the Townley Arms pub. Also, down in the Preston direction, at Stonebridge, you can clearly see where the railway passed under the road. Sorry for posting off thread, as it were. A final note, at one stage, the Whittingham Raiway used an ex LBSCR 0-4-2 tank loco.
cheers
Tony Dale

Tony, you are correct about the ex LNWR 0-8-0 working the last train to Longridge. It was the RCTS Mid Lancs Railtour behind loco no.49451,actually on 22 September 1962. I was the person who took the bookings for that tour. Further trains were for track recovery purposes.


I can recommend the following webpage (with photos) about this railtour
CLICK HERE
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28-06-2012, 08:36 AM (This post was last modified: 28-06-2012 09:00 AM by geoff@meek.)
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RE: PRESTON TO LONGRIDGE BUSES
[I can recommend the following webpage (with photos) about this railtour
CLICK HERE

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Also this is an excellent Site HERE about Longridge Railway Station
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