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You will have seen Mr. Ribble around the railway. He will soon be joined by Mrs. Ribble, (who has been in hiding), and the two more recently created “Ribble Railway Children”.

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60th Anniversary of closure: Whittingham Hospital Railway

The Whittingham Hospital Railway (W.H.R.) was a private light railway operated by Lancashire County Council to serve Whittingham lunatic asylum. Opened in 1889, it carried goods and passengers between Grimsargh on the Preston and Longridge Railway and the hospital grounds. It closed to all traffic in 1957.

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Every year the volunteers add new elements to special gala days, steam, diesels and cars are lined up for 2017...

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You can view or download our brochure online

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Find out more about Signalling on our railways via several Museum Exhibits:

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We have lots & lots of great Special Family Events lined up for the 2017 Season.

By Popular request, we are bringing back a favourite for 2017 - Classic Cars & Vehicles Event on Fathers Day June 18 2017 - If you have a vehicle or a Car Club that would like to attend please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Automobiles, Classic Cars, Motorbikes, Vehicles !

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