Lancashire rail company to receive national award tomorrow.(Railfuture)

Carnforth-based West Coast Railway Co is being rewarded for its work
in providing an emergency summer service when Northern couldn’t. Pat
Marshall, Director of West Coast Railways will be presented with the
Railfuture Judges’ Special Award at a ceremony tomorrow, in recognition
of its success in running ‘The Lakelander’ special service betweeen
Oxenholme and Windermere. Also present will be Tim Farron, the MP
for Westmorland & Lonsdale which includes the Windermere branch.  The
framed certificate will be presented by Railfuture director Roger Blake,
who organised the awards. “The judges were so impressed that they
decided to make a Special Award to West Coast Railways” he said. “They
were recognised for launching their special loco-hauled ‘Lakelander’
service for Windermere. In a couple of weeks last June when Northern
withdrew all their services, they carried 17,000 passengers in just that
fortnight.”  The ceremony will take place tomorrow (Friday 18th January
2019) in Carnforth at the company’s HQ at 10.30 am.

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