Rolling Stock Appeal Update

Image8A quick update on our rolling stock fund.

It now stands at £19,250, meaning that we’re well over half way there.

Many thanks and congratulations to all those who have contributed and been involved in raising funds.

If you would like to donate further, full details can be found below.

How to make a donation to the Rolling Stock / Loco Fund

Please use one of the following methods to make a donation:

  • By completing the Rolling Stock Fund (Donation Form) available through this website and enclose a cheque or cash.
  • By PayPal or Credit Card using the Donate link below the right-hand menu,
  • Or donations can be made electronically direct to the Society’s bank account.
    Account Name: Poulton & Wyre Railway Society
    Account Number: 89012757
    Sort Code: 09-01-28

Nigel Kirkpatrick
On behalf of the Rolling Stock Fund

Generous Donation

As a result of a conversation between myself and a lady called Ann Hiley at our stall on Tram Sunday she has donated her late husband David’s entire library of railway books and DVDs to the Society.

This is a huge collection, so much so that I had to do two trips to pick them up from her home in Thornton.

On behalf of the Society I would like to say “Thank-you Ann – we will sell them at our next event and we will raise money to go towards the DMU Class 108 fund”.

Jeff Banks
Chairman PWRS

Farmer Parrs helps the Railway

The Railway has been helped dramatically with the help of Farmer Parrs near Fleetwood.

As part of our plan to reopen the railway to Fleetwood we need to resurface the platforms at Thornton and Burn Naze Station and with the help of Farmer Parrs this has begun.


Starting with Thornton Station we have taken delivery of 20 tons of road chippings. These have been crushed on to the down platform just beyond the shelter donated by Glasdons.


With this donation we have now nearly reached the stage of having the first section of the platform at Thornton ready for when services start running again.

In the near future we intend to carry out similar work at Burn Naze using the same method.

We would like to thank Farmer Parrs for their help.