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Ever since mankind settled in one place there has been a need to move large objects such as stone or wood for building, or later to move commodities, for example coal, or ironstone, in bulk, sometimes over long distances. Naturally the wheel, the horse drawn cart, and the boat, played an important part in transportation across land, and via rivers and waterways.

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Take a closer look at the Ribble Steam Railway route via this guide:

1.5 miles, crossing the Preston Dock Swing Bridge and alongside the River Ribble.

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Online Press Publication - 'Preston Docks'

- Reflections of a once busy Lancashire Port

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The unit is available for private hire and school visits.
E79960 was built in Germany in 1958 by Waggon und Masshienenbau for British Railways and is currently in BR green livery with speed whiskers.

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