Cab Rides Around The British Isles: Preston to Blackpool
Ride the cab of a Virgin Trains HST No. 43078, departing at 11.41 to Blackpool North and returning at 13.06. Filmed on a fine day in 2003, the service bears left at Fylde Junction, crosses Tulketh Viaduct and passes through Kirkham & Wesham, Kirkham North Junction, Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton stations. Great views of No. 1 & No. 2 signal boxes and the Blackpool Tower on approach!
Full description from the producer:
We board the cab of a Virgin Trains HST No. 43078 for the 11.41 to Blackpool North and return at 13.06.It is a lovely day on 9th May 2003 when we depart from Preston’s Platform 3 and soon afterwards bear left at Fylde Junction. We cross the viaduct at Tulketh and pass through Salwick Station before Kirkham South Junction is approached and moments later pass Kirkham & Wesham Station. Following Kirkham North Junction we pass through Poulton-Le-Fylde and Layton stations before getting a glimpse of Blackpool No. 1 signal box followed by No. 2 signal box and views of Blackpool Tower ahead. We pull into Platform 3 at 12.05.
The service has a layover of an hour here before returning to Preston via the same route. Produced in association with Virgin Trains.
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