Welcome to the
The LWR is situated in a beautiful part of the Lincolnshire countryside between the Wolds and the coast, and is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes and the historic market town of Louth.
The railway operates on a stretch of line that was part of the Great Northern route from Boston to Grimsby.
After the last section of line was closed by BR in 1980, a preservation society was formed with the aim of restoring it. Heritage steam trains once again run between Ludborough and North Thoresby and work is now in progress to extend the line southwards towards Louth.
What visitors to the railway see today is a result of all the time and effort that a small, but dedicated band of volunteers have put in over many years.
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The 'Steaming Kettle' Buffet Car
Enjoy our delicious home-made fare before or after your train ride. We serve light refreshments, tea, coffee, etc. Open on running days. Wheelchair/disabled access
Souvenirs & Gifts
Browse around the the station shop with its varied selection of gifts and take home a memory of your visit to Ludborough. Open on running days.
· FREE Admission to the site ·
Visit the engine shed when our volunteers are in attendance and see the work being done to maintain and restore our rolling stock.
· FREE Parking ·
· Wheelchair/Disabled access on our trains ·
In the newly-extended museum you can re-live the memories of days gone by with our collection of railway memorabilia. Open on running days.
· Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society ·
Fund raising society supporting the LWR. Charity registered in England. Registered Charity number 1155210.
· Gift Vouchers ·
The taking of photos and filming on our premises is permitted on the strict condition that no commercial use is made of them without the written consent of the company.
If you wish to use any pictures from our web site please contact the company for permission.
Preserving Lincolnshire's Railway Heritage