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Longridge Station Showing New Motor Train

Longridge Station Showing New Motor Train

Photograph Taken: c.1910
Photographer: Unknown
Catalogue Reference: 109B
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This archive entry is © Robert Marsden.

This archive entry is courtesy of Longridge and District Local History Society.

The following caption is text from a letter written by Robert Marsden...

"I have been encouraged by my friend Mr Raymond Walker... to loan the enclosed postcards...I thought a sketch of their history would be of interest to you all, and briefly here it is:-

This picture shows a new train introduced to obviate crossing Berry Lane and fouling main lines at Preston where the Engine Driver had to "run around" his train. The steam engine was in the middle of four coaches, two leading and two trailing, and it was controlled from the end compartments....Mr. W.M. Billington was the Stationmaster at the time- he is stood near the train and Jimmy Thompson was one of the first drivers to "man" this new train. ... I believe that Mr Harry Handley would be the host at the Hotel..."

Robert Marsden,

Retired Railway Clerk.

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