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Kirkham & Wesham Station. Above is a view towards the station, with Blackpool behind the camera.
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Kirkham & Wesham Station looking towards Blackpool.
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Kirkham & Wesham Station looking towards Blackpool.
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Kirkham North Junction Signal Box, junction for the three Blackpool lines
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Kirkham & Wesham showing the three routes to Blackpool on the far left, North, Central and South.
circa. 1900


Kirkham North Junction Signal Box with the Blackpool North route to the right, the truncated
Central route in the middle and the route to Blackpool South and Central via Lytham curving away on the left.
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Remaining platform at Blackpool South looking towards Central.
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Blackpool South.
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Blackpool North.
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Blackpool North.
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Blackpool North.
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Blackpool North, hard to believe most of this area was covered by extra platforms and an overall roof.
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Blackpool North.
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Blackpool North.
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Blackpool North.
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Blackpool North.
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Blackpool North No. 2 Signal Box.
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Blackpool North No. 2 Signal Box.
The semaphores are on borrowed time, replacement planned for next year, 2017.
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Poulton-le-Fylde showing the original Fleetwood route on the right and the disused Blackpool North line in the centre.
circa. 1900





Pouton-le-Fylde Station looking towards Preston, junction for Fleetwood.
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Pouton-le-Fylde Station looking towards Blackpool.
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Pouton-le-Fylde Station looking towards Blackpool, the junction for Fleetwood
and signal box can be seen through the overbridge. Pouton was once a triangular junction, this
being the second station, the original route to Fleetwood bypassing the station stayed open until 1968.
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Pouton-le-Fylde Station.
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Poulton No 3 Signal Box. Until 1968 there were five junctions in the area.
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Redmire Station on the North Eastern Railway's Hawes Branch, looking towards Hawes.
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Redmire Station, current western terminus of the Wensleydale Railway.
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Redmire Station.
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We were travelling to Goathland, and managed to do it via 46115 at Blea Moor, Redmire and Redcar,
not the most direct route, but a fascinating one. Redcar Central Station. This is the original trainshed, which is now used as offices.
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Redcar Central Station.
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Like so many large towns, Redcar Central Station was substantial, fortuanately many
of the buildings here survive, but the actul railway station is a shadow of its former self.
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Redcar Central Station.
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Redcar Central Station looking towards Middlesborough. The trainshed on the right housed
a single platform and a bay curved away to the extreme right where the new building now stands.
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This building is believed to be the Stockton & Darlington Railway's Engine Shed in Redcar, opened in
1848 and closed to engines in 1868. Very little details are known, other than it didn't house engines for very long.
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Redcar Signal Box at the Saltburn end of the Station. I would be interested if anyone has any history
of this box, at first glance it looks like a 1960's BR replacement, but something about it makes it look older.
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Redcar Signal Box, looking towards Saltburn.
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Saltburn Station stands as a reminder of more prosperous times.
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Saltburn Station.
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The sad remains of Saltburn Station.
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Saltburn Station.
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Saltburn Station. this view is looking at the back of the imposing main entrance,
this would have been a circulating area, with a line in the foreground that ran into a
private platform at the Zetland Hotel. I did visit Saltburn in 1980 but for some silly reason
I didnt take any photographs, although I think the station had been heavily rationalised by then.
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One last stop for the day, a distant view of Craig Hall Signal Box
near Loftus on the coastal route to Sandsend and Whitby.
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