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Poulton & Wyre Railway Society

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by The Saggin' Dragon, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Updates seem to have stopped on their website, hope this is not a bad sign?
     
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    I didn't even know this Society existed! Recently been wishing there was something local to volunteer for - so if they are still going, it may be worth a look :)
     
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    Let us know how you get on please!
     
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    Well I've emailed them. Signalbox restoration is something that would interest me (I started my working life as a 'Mechanical Signalling Probationer')!
     
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    I wouldn't worry yet as it maybe the person looking after the website has gone off ill or something...
     
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    I hope this project manages to succeed.

    As a child our holidays always started from Thornton station. I also have a vague memory of going inside Fleetwood station before it was pulled down.
     
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    What is the current situation with the Poulton & Wyre railway society? It appears that not much has been said about the project for some time.
     
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    I spoke to one of their volunteers who had come across to Bolton Abbey to look at our signalboxes and seek some advice - so they're definitely still on the go. Some plans sounded very well thought-out and I can see a lot of potential in them, providing things go smoothly.
     
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    Agreed; I have had dealings with a few of their committee members regarding our respective restorations of Fowler shunters, and they have proved to be a very helpful and enthusiastic bunch.
     
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    I was over at Thornton station back in May speaking with a few of the guys clearing the station and they had told me that they were due to meet with Network rail regarding extending their 3 year lease on the site that by now should have expired. Where they successful in extending/amending the lease to begin developing the site??
     
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    I think this project will be succeed!
     
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    Is anybody able to provide information on the current situation with the Poulton & Wyre railway society? Having had a look at their website and Facebook pages, there doesn’t appear to be any news updates since September 2018.
     
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    Hope they are still going. Seemed to be make good progress on the line, with the Fowler and their DMU.
     
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    The powercar of their 2-car Class 108 was in the shed at Swanwick on the Midland Railway last weekend, apparently it was having a mechanical exam to ready it for further service after decades in storage. The trailer car was outside with its interior partly stripped out.

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    Sadly, the former Fleetwood line is now completely isolated from NR at Poulton.
     
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    Indeed. A photo I took in September 2017 before the wires went up and the 'box came down.

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    It is of course possible for a line that has been disconnected from the national network to be reconnected. It happened recently at Princes Risborough and it could happen at Poulton-le-Fylde. Whether it ever will happen is unknown.
     
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    Update on website about the return of Thornton station booking office seems fairly recent.
    Plus think they posted that initially they wouldn't be reconnecting. With a new platform three to be built in the cutting behind the signal. With a footpath linking the two stations.
     
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    It's all they'll ever get. But even then I just can't see it making much as a preserved line - there's nothing in Poulton, there nowhere for a decent car park, it just wouldn't function. Somewhere it's been mentioned for a possible tramway, and run as a public service. Maybe, but where is the investment going to come from?
     

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