North Lancashire loop Timetables around 1965

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Andy873

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Hi

I was wondering are there any free / not so expensive sources on older working timetables, track diagrams etc.

Period up to around 1965.

I'm only interested in the Gt. Harwood loop line a.k.a. North Lancashire loop. There are lots of books out there but I am only interested in this line, and many seem to be expensive. Also, I am not sure what I'm searching for - I believe, being in Lancashire it would come under the London Midland region (BR)?

Any help / information would be appreciated!!!

Thanks,
Andy.
 
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Hi

I was wondering are there any free / not so expensive sources on older working timetables, track diagrams etc.

Period up to around 1965.

I'm only interested in the Gt. Harwood loop line a.k.a. North Lancashire loop. There are lots of books out there but I am only interested in this line, and many seem to be expensive. Also, I am not sure what I'm searching for - I believe, being in Lancashire it would come under the London Midland region (BR)?

Any help / information would be appreciated!!!

Thanks,
Andy.
I would try a message on facebook Preston area group. I have a feeling one of the regulars on that group was once a signalman on that line.
 

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Andy is the library at Read still open ? (No its not a pun)
I've known some libraries to keep old timetables as historic reference docs
 

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Passenger services were withdrawn in February 1957.
Timetable World has a 1955 LMR Timetable on line. Table 153 includes the North Lancashire Loop.

 

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Andy is the library at Read still open ? (No its not a pun)
I've known some libraries to keep old timetables as historic reference docs
It appears to have closed in the last round of cuts - Gt Harwood is better, but I don't recall it having anything relevant.
I wonder if County Archive at Preston might be worth a try?
Working Timetables and similar: National Archives at Kew or National Railway Museum.
 

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It appears to have closed in the last round of cuts - Gt Harwood is better, but I don't recall it having anything relevant.
I wonder if County Archive at Preston might be worth a try?
Working Timetables and similar: National Archives at Kew or National Railway Museum.
That's a shame
Having a library in Read just seemed so predestined
 

Andy873

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That's a shame
Having a library in Read just seemed so predestined
Thanks everyone, the timetable world site is an eye opener, thanks for showing me it.
I've emailed a few libraries around the area but no one has got back to me yet with any details.

Thanks.
Andy.
 
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