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Exhibition celebrating Lancashire’s railway history launched by CRL

Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) has teamed up with local railway historian Brian Haworth to launch ‘On Track – A Glimpse into Lancashire’s Railways Past and Present’ at Clitheroe Castle Museum.

‘On Track – A Glimpse into Lancashire’s Railways Past and Present’ at Clitheroe Castle Museum

The launch on 15 February focused on family fun and provided visitors with lots of interactive games to enjoy. Families were able to take a closer look at a model railway thanks to Pendle Forest Model Railway Society and Community Rail Lancashire showcased some of their popular videos including ‘Explore Lancashire by Rail’ and ‘Brian the Bull’.

The exhibition, which is open until the end of June, includes toys, artefacts and photographs from Lancashire Museums and privately owned railway memorabilia from local railway historian Brian Haworth’s personal collection.

Caroline Holden, Community rail development officer with CRL said: ‘ This exhibition shows just how much Lancashire features in railway history and the amount of old railway memorabilia on show is impressive. I am really pleased that some of the local station volunteers have taken part in this project and hope that the exhibition proves popular and encourages young and old to get involved in the future.’

County Councillor Peter Buckley, cabinet member for cultural services at Lancashire County Council, said: ‘Our railways are the foundation of our county. Our communities and economy were built on them, and they connect people to this day. We encourage people to visit this brilliant exhibition to learn something new and we look forward to seeing you soon.’

Clitheroe Castle Museum is a short walk from Clitheroe Station and the exhibition in the Stewards Gallery is open daily from 12.00pm until 4pm with free entry.

Find out more about Community Rail Lancashire’s work here.