Maybe this picture will evoke memories of travelling by steam train in the 1960s? The image was taken in 1966 and shows a steam train (Ivatt 2-6-0 No. 75050) standing at platform 6 (now renumbered 4) of Preston Railway station with a train to the south. Picture courtesy of Preston Digital Archive.Maybe this picture will evoke memories of travelling by steam train in the 1960s? The image was taken in 1966 and shows a steam train (Ivatt 2-6-0 No. 75050) standing at platform 6 (now renumbered 4) of Preston Railway station with a train to the south. Picture courtesy of Preston Digital Archive.
Maybe this picture will evoke memories of travelling by steam train in the 1960s? The image was taken in 1966 and shows a steam train (Ivatt 2-6-0 No. 75050) standing at platform 6 (now renumbered 4) of Preston Railway station with a train to the south. Picture courtesy of Preston Digital Archive.

All aboard! 18 amazing retro pictures of Preston Railway Station, including old school trains, WWII evacuees, and rock stars

Arguably the busiest place in the city each day, the railway station in Preston has been a hive of activity ever since it opened in 1838.

And, as one would image, the railway station has played host to a broad range of sights, sounds, and events over the decades, so we’ve put together a collection of the best images of our city’s bustling railway station here...

Feeling nostalgic? Be sure not to miss…