Keeping the age of steam alive!


  • Help us make
    tracks for Louth!

    The running, restoration and maintenance of the railway are all carried out by volunteers at LWR.

A great day out for the whole family!

Only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes and the historic market town of Louth, Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is a great day out for everyone. Ride on the train, visit the museum, enjoy some great food in the Steaming Kettle Buffet and find out more about the locos from our experts in the engine shed.

Our heritage steam trains 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.

We’re ready to welcome you back !!!

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway are pround to announce we will be reopening on Sunday 30th August

How will this be different from before :

  • The ride will be for one return journey only
  • You will not be able to get off at North Thoresby
  • Pre-booking is ESSENTIAL and must be booked on-line
  • Face coverings must be worn but can be removed when in the compartment
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes will be undertaken
  • Hand Sanitiser will be provided around the site
  • Contactless payment would be preferred in the Shop and Buffet
  • The Steaming Kettle Buffet will be OPEN.

  • The station platform will not be open, except for passengers
  • The Gift Shop on the platform will be open – but the Museum will be closed
  • The toilets will be open on the North Platform
  • No toilets will be open on the trains

We will be running passenger trains initially on the following days:

More details are available on the Tickets & Timetable page.

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