Thornton  by peadar


This is Thornton Station, on a branch line no longer open and not even connected to the national rail network. However, it is in the process of being 'rescued' by enthusiasts, who plan to restore the line to operating standards, and run heritage trips between Poulton (near Blackpool) and Fleetwood (the Victorian era port to the north). They already have an old steam loco and vintage diesel 2-car commuter train under restoration.

The "LMS" here refers to the "London, Midland & Scottish" railway, one of the large train operating companies that existed before the nationalisation of the railways and "British Railways" era.
Nice capture. Glad to know the line will be operational again - never been on a steam train, but I'm sure I'd enjoy the experience!
September 3rd, 2019  
That’s nice, that there are some passionate people out there to give this beautiful old station a new life. It will be nice for the next generation, to have a ride on a steam train.
September 3rd, 2019  
Hopefully it will be a bustling station and full of life again soon.
September 3rd, 2019  
Stations are fascinating - each with their own personality. This one looks inviting with it's white fencing.
September 3rd, 2019  
Great that restoration plans are in place 👍
September 4th, 2019  
Great lines and i like the white fence in the foreground
September 4th, 2019  
Glad to hear that there are rescue plans :).
September 4th, 2019  
I like these old stations. It's good that there is a plan and a group of enthusiasts. I wish them good luck.
September 4th, 2019  
A nice atmospheric shot.

September 5th, 2019  
delightful scene, so glad its going to be restored
September 8th, 2019  
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