Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Railway History

  • Map of the Preston & Wyre Railway
    Map of the Fylde Coast c1850 showing the Preston & Wyre Railway lines to Fleetwood, Blackpool & Lytham.
  • Lytham Branch Line 1846
    Original newspaper report on the opening of the Lytham Branch of the Preston & Wyre Railway on Monday 16th February 1846. Taken from the Preston Guardian, Saturday, 21st February 1846.
  • Blackpool Branch Line 1846
    Original newspaper report on the opening of the Blackpool Branch of the Preston & Wyre Railway on Wednesday 29 April 1846. Extract from the Preston Guardian, Saturday, May 2, 1846.
  • Early Coast Travel
    "Early Coast Travel", an article about Lytham's first railway station, by Roy V. Hughes, L.M.S. Magazine, February 1931.
  • A Railway to Lytham
    Newspaper article from the 1930s about the Preston & Wyre Railway and the Blackpool & Lytham Railway.
  • Railway accident 1849
    Newspaper report about a serious collision on the Preston & Wyre Railway at Moss Side near Lytham. Many passengers were returning from the Lytham Agricultural Show.
  • Haggling Goods Charges, 1849
    Brief newspaper article from 1849 relating to the unusual way the Preston & Wyre charged for carrying goods.
  • LNWR Excursion London 1850
    Newspaper advert for a L.N.W.R. Excursion from Preston, Wigan & Bolton to London in May,1850. Also an excursion from London to Paris. France with the South Eastern & Dover Railway Company.
  • L&Y Railway Excursions 1851
    Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Excursions. A newspaper advert from 1851.
  • Blackpool & Lytham 1861
    Newspaper report concerning the Blackpool & Lytham Railway Bill, 1861.
  • Blackpool & Lytham Railway 1863
    Newspaper report of the official opening of the Blackpool & Lytham Railway in 1863.
  • Blackpool & Lytham 1864
    Newspaper report concerning the Blackpool & Lytham Railway Company new share issue, 1864.
  • The Club Train
    Newspaper report from the 1901 about the the worlds first"Club Train" organised by the "Lytham, St. Annes, and Blackpool Travelling Club".
  • Ribble Tunnel Scheme 1907
    Newspaper report from 1907 relating to the proposed Ribble Tunnel Scheme.
  • Rail Motor 1913
    Newspaper report from the 1913 on the new Rail Motor Service.
  • Lytham Accident 1924
    Film footage of the railway accident at Eastham, Lytham, in 1924.
  • David Hughes
    Newspaper report from 1933 about David Hughes, who at 91 years old was thought to be the oldest retired engine driver in the country. He was not connected with the local railways but had retired to Ansdell.
  • Railway Tickets
    Examples of railway tickets issued at local stations.
  • Moss Side Accident 1934
    Newspaper report about an accident at Moss Side Crossing in which Thomas Morley of 5, Riley Avenue, St.Annes died, 1934.
  • LMS Train Fares 1939
    Table of LMS train fares 1939
  • L.M.S. Salvage Coach 1942
    Newspaper report about the L.M.S. Salvage Coach which visited Lytham St.Annes in August 1942.
  • Layton Stationmaster, 1956
    Brief article about Layton Stationmaster, Blackpool.
  • Blackpool Central Station Development 1956
    Proposals for the redevelopment of Blackpool Central Station in 1956.