‘Along Lancashire Lines’ photography competition

The 'Along Lancashire Lines' competition aims to capture photos of transport in Lancashire

The 'Along Lancashire Lines' competition aims to capture photos of transport in Lancashire. Image credit to phill.d

The Ribble Steam Railway are running a photography competition for all you budding photographers out there.

The theme is transport (walking and horse riding are excluded) and the shot should encompass Lancashire and transport.

The deadline is September 1st 2009. Preston Blog will be publishing the best entries.

To enter you need to fill out an application form. Download the application form.

Here’s the details:

We’re looking for photos that illustrate the varied transport scene in the County of Lancashire. Submissions should contain a form of vehicular transport (so no walking or horse-riding) from bicycles to trains, canal boats, buses, etc. More than one type can be included in the image, but there should be something that defines the area as being Lancashire. Be creative when composing the shots!

Photos submitted should be taken on or after 1st April 2009. The closing date of the competition is 1st September 2009.

The competition is open to two age categories – Under 16s and 16 and Over.

For those entering the Under 16s category, parental consent is required.

Both digital and film entries will be accepted, as per the Terms and Conditions attached. By entering the competition, you confirm that you have read and agree with the Terms and Conditions.

Entries should be posted to:

Ribble Steam Railway Photo Competition,

15, Lilac Avenue,




E-mail entries should be sent to photocomp@steamtrains.org.uk

The winner of each category will receive as a prize a framed 24″ x 16″ canvas print of their winning entry, and a framed certificate. The runner-up in each category will receive as a prize a framed 10″ x 8″ canvas print of their entry, and a framed certificate.

Entrants can submit up to three photographs to the competition; these can be either prints or digital images. Prints submitted should be a minimum of 7″ x 5″, and digital images should be submitted in jpeg format, no smaller than 1200 x 900 pixels and no larger than 3MB if being submitted by e-mail. There is no maximum size limit for prints or digital images submitted by post.


Ribble Steam Railway 2009 operating dates

Ribble Steam Railway operates throughout the year

Ribble Steam Railway operates throughout the year

The Ribble Steam Railway on Preston’s docklands will be operating on the following days, and are holding a range of special events in 2009:

June 2009

13,14 Weekend Steam Trains

20,21 Classic Cars & Bikes

27,28 Weekend Steam Trains

July 2009

4,5 Weekend Steam Trains

11,12 Weekend Steam Trains

18,19 Weekend Steam Trains

25,26 Trains & Boats – Preston Riversway Festival

August 2009

1,2 Weekend Steam Trains

5 Summer Midweek Trains

8,9 Weekend Steam Trains

12 Summer Midweek Trains

15,16 Friendly Engines Weekend

19 Summer Midweek Trains

22,23 Weekend Steam Trains

26 Summer Midweek Trains

29-31 Classic Commercials

September 2009

5,6 Weekend Steam Trains

12,13 2009 Steam Gala

19,20 Weekend Steam Trains

26,27 Weekend Steam Trains – Final Weekend of the main season

October 2009

3,4 2009 Diesel Weekend

November 2009

Closed All month

December 2009

5,6 Santa Specials

12,13 Santa Specials

19-22 Santa Specials

Vintage Cars & Classic Bikes at Ribble Steam Railway

The Ribble Steam Railway runs around Preston's docklands area

The Ribble Steam Railway runs around Preston's docklands area

The Ribble Steam Railway on Preston’s Docklands is staging its third event of the year over the weekend June 20th & 21st 2009.

As its Father’s Day, why not treat him and all the family to a Steam Train Ride on the Ribble Steam Railway, a journey alonside the River Ribble which crosses the Docklands Swingbridge over the Preston Marina.

As a bonus this weekend there will be Vintage Cars & Classic Bikes on show and you can talk to their owners about each machine. There will be different vehicles each day and as a bonus there is no increase on the normal admission rates of £5-50 Adults, £3-50 Children with a Family Ticket & Concession rates available as well.

Mr Ribble, from the Preston Hands-On Gang invites all the kids to join his Adventure Trail around the museum and learn about various aspects of Railways & Engines and to get your free Mr Ribble badges.

There is a shop and cafe on site and the workshops are open so you can find out what the volunteers are working on behind the scenes.