Past & Present



Blackburn LNWR Parcels Office circa 1922



Photo: Unknown


Ex LNER Class A4 Loco No. 60009,

Union of South Africa,

pauses at Blackburn

on 17 December 1994,


during the steam leg of the Northampton to Carlisle

“Cumbrian Mountain Express"


Photo: J. Matthews











Class 142, 142054, stands in Platform 1

with a Colne service, circa 1997.


Note the L&Y Platform Clock featured

at the top of this page.


Photo: B. Haworth


Platforms 2 & 4 before demolition



Photo: B. Haworth











Blackburn West End - 150 150

forming a departing Clitheroe to Manchester train

one Saturday in March 1999



Photo: E. Buckley




60103, Flying Scotsman, heads north

through an almost deserted Blackburn Station

on an October Saturday in 2002.


This was the only train to pass through Blackburn

that day,

as both Arriva and FNW staff were on strike.


Photo: E. Buckley











View of Blackburn Station before demolition

taken from Cicely Lane Bridge


Photo: B. Haworth


Blackburn undergoing reconstruction

3 March 2001


Photo: E. Buckley











12:48 to Clitheroe at Blackburn

25 September 2003


Photo: C. Carr


Blackburn Platform One -

July 2001


Photo: N.Kirby











View of Blackburn Station

from the Guard’s cab on a Santa Special




Photo: B. Haworth


On 2 Feb 2003, guardless 1S62,

Virgin XC Birmingham New St - Edinburgh,

waits in Platform 2,


whilst 156452 waits in bay Platform 3

with a shuttle service to Bolton,


and Plasser & Theurer tamper, Europa,

rests in the siding alongside the former transit shed.


Photo: W. Briggs











West Yorkshire PTE Metro liveried 158907

approaches Blackburn's Platform 4


with the 12:36 to Blackpool North

on 13 May 2003


Photo: C. Carr


This photograph clearly illustrates the problems

currently encountered by passengers using Platform 4,

a far cry from the days when a heated refreshment room

was available both on this platform and platform 2.


Not shown however are two "bus shelters".


Photo: Anonymous











Daisyfield Junction

the point of divergence of the

Ribble Valley and the East Lancs Lines.


The Great Harwood - Padiham Loop to Rose Grove

diverged at a point shortly after the railway bridge

in the background.


As viewed in the RVR Cab Ride film "To Hellifield and Back"


Daisyfield Level Crossing

and the remains of Daisyfield Station

closed 3 November 1958




As viewed in the RVR Cab Ride film "To Hellifield and Back"









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