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A Fylde Farewell... 10/11/2017 at 21:00 #102763
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As discussed in the 'Mega Wish list' thread, the remaining boxes on the Preston- Blackpool line are closing tonight, with control going to Ashburys ROC when the line reopens in January (to Blackpool South) and late March (to Blackpool North).




Salwick



Kirkham North Jn



Poulton No.3; the line to Fleetwood diverged right. The pointwork remained in place until the last year or so.

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A Fylde Farewell... 10/11/2017 at 21:05 #102764
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A side-on shot of Poulton No.3



Placed in the end windows of the box... :(



Carleton Crossing

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A Fylde Farewell... 10/11/2017 at 21:07 #102765
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Blackpool North No.2 (the best that could be got without incurring the wrath of the professional, friendly and customer-focussed station staff)



Signals at south end of Blackpool North

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A Fylde Farewell... 10/11/2017 at 21:56 #102767
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Thanks for posting these, I'm going miss looking at Poulton No.3 each time I venture on my journeys to and from work. I passed Carleton Crossing earlier on the way to work (now on break).. around 7.30pm and me and the bobby exchanged a wave to one another, he's going to miss Carleton Crossing as it's his favourite box plus once in a while he's let me visit. :-).
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A Fylde Farewell... 10/11/2017 at 22:01 #102768
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HST125Scorton in post 102767 said:
Thanks for posting these, I'm going miss looking at Poulton No.3 each time I venture on my journeys to and from work. I passed Carleton Crossing earlier on the way to work (now on break).. around 7.30pm and me and the bobby exchanged a wave to one another, he's going to miss Carleton Crossing as it's his favourite box plus once in a while he's let me visit. :-).
Assuming he's the same one who was on duty at around 15:00, he was very helpful gesturing which way the trains were coming (I took plenty of train-passing-box shots at Carleton as well). A group of Network Rail bods arrived as well while I was there; they'd moved on to Poulton when I was passing on the train later. Do you work on the railway, by the way?

I also noticed that all the box nameboards have been taken down already; does anyone know when or why?

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A Fylde Farewell... 10/11/2017 at 22:58 #102769
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I would imagine that the signallers themselves would have had the box name boards. That's what usually happens. They've been ear-marked by some one in the heirarchy sometime back. Things like that are the first things to go followed shortly afterwards by the track circuit diagrams in the box. You'd probably end up paying quite a bit for one just like loco nameplates.
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A Fylde Farewell... 11/11/2017 at 10:34 #102772
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Last train was 5L77, 01:12 Blackpool North- Leyland B Leyland. Blackpool 01:18, Carleton 01:22 (approx), Poulton 01:24, Kirkham North Jn 01:32, Salwick 01:36 (approx) and Preston 01:44.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/S54710/2017/11/11/advanced

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A Fylde Farewell... 11/11/2017 at 12:03 #102775
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Sorry for the late reply, I'm a cleaner with Northern been with them a year next month. Blackpool based but now at either Preston, Leyland or Blackburn. 156469/156488/150118/150119 worked the last train out Blackpool on 5L77 I was been transferred with 3 others to Preston along with a handful of guards and drivers. Sad to see them going as they fall silent and reveal there fate of been knocked down. Only trains now are the mass of over 120 engineering trains 1st four below.

66955/66552 6A01 Basford Hall to Kirkham & Wesham Sat on Platform 4 at Blackpool North, tracks/ballast have been removed on Platform 5
66514 6A02 Basford Hall to Kirkham & Wesham
66605 6A03 Basford Hall to Preston Fylde Jn.
66551/66416 6A04 Basford Hall to Preston Fylde Jn.

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A Fylde Farewell... 12/11/2017 at 10:41 #102820
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These might be of interest:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/llangollen_signalman/albums/72157682918486026

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A Fylde Farewell... 12/11/2017 at 13:13 #102823
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Thank you Andrew. Them memories flowing today.
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