Ripping the railway tracks out of Fleetwood left the port stranded when it shut for good in 1970.
And many people, to this day, still believe the controversial move marked the start of the port’s desperate decline. However 50 years on, the Government has pledged to go ahead with plans to reverse the historical rail cuts - with the Fleetwood to Poulton link being top of the list. Here are some of the old railway photos to the port peninsular.
This photo is captioned onthe back as the new Queen Shelter which ran the length of the train station in Queens Terrace
Fleetwood railway station in 1890. According to the hand-written caption on the back of the photo, from the Fleetwood Weekly News' archive, it was 9.45am. The photographer (unknown) writes: "The air is warm and the floral decoration has a summer lushness"
Fleetwoods VE Day parade which marched alongside Fleetwood Railway Station
Thornton Cleveleys Railway Station in 1906. According to a tourism brochure, in addition to the passenger station at Thornton for Cleveleys, there was a goods station which ensured the quick and cheap delivery of building material.