About us

We are the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society. Formed in 2006 our society was set up to act as a catalyst to reopen the railway between Poulton and Fleetwood.

Line map

We currently have a license that permits us to clear the line between Shirley Heights bridge at Poulton-le-Fylde and the buffers just beyond Burglars Alley near to Fleetwood.

This license includes Thornton for Cleveleys Station and Burn Naze Station. We have also a John Fowler shunter from the Leyland Motors’ works at Leyland which we are restoring to operational use.

Key events in our history have included

2006: License to clear the line between Hillylaid Crossing and Victoria Road around Thornton Station.

2010: John Fowler loco arrives to begin restoration

2013: License to clear the majority of the line obtained; including Burn Naze Station.