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In Lostock Hall village, a couple of a miles south from Preston. The bridge is at Lostock Hall Junction where the lines connecting the West Coast Mainline from the north (Farrington Curve Junction) and the south (Farrington Junction) connect.
Railway type and traffic
The majority of the traffic is Northern Rail Units going to various locations
The line does see quite regular freight, morning tank trains to and from Preston Docks, evening engineering trains run by DRS and Colas runs log trains from Carlisle on Fridays & Saturdays.
The line is a connection to the Settle & Carlisle line so has regular charter trains and steam locomotives workings.
Quiet road bridge in a populated, reasonably nice area.
From the M6 exit 31A:
Take the 3rd exit from the roundabout and continue on the A6. At the next roundabout go straight ahead and look for the turning on your right on to Todd Lane continue up the road and you will see the bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Todd Lane, Lostock Hall map co-ordinates
A quiet populated area, should be perfectly fine to leave you car parked on one of the streets nearby.
Preston Bus run service 114 which does pass through Lostock Hall, but being out of Preston standard Preston Bus fares don't apply. Lostock Hall railway station is a 5 minute walk away from the bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are a couple of chip shops/fast food outlets and small shops in the nearby Lostock Hall village.
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Todd Lane, Lostock Hall
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The line runs east to west, so light will be good for east bound trains in the morning, and westbound in the evenings. The lane is reasonably quiet but occasional passing cars may disturb videos.
General views - All photographs © Michael David Stuart unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
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