Keeping the age of steam alive!

50 years too late?

In the year that we are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the bulk of East Lincolnshire’s railway system, the Government have just announced a fund of £500m as the first step in reopening railway lines around the country, although only £21.9 million has been allocated so far.

In connection with this story, Sarah Corker and Cameraman Joe from BBC Look North came to Louth today to do a report on Lincolnshire’s lost railways and the feasibility of re-opening some of the local lines that closed nearly half a century ago. See it on tonight’s programme at 6.30pm.

bbc look north, tv


  • In theory Louth could reopen to firsby ,starting from say leisure centre the trackbed is clear ,some now farm land .till legborne rd then a couple of houses built across it .from legbourne to alford its clear with places now farmland Alford station approach has a housing estate from alford to firby its clear .Now like HS 1 and HS 2 compulsory purchase of land and building has and is being used to clear the way same could happen here ,oh the nimbys will say not my house land ,put if i was given above the market value which is the sweetner, well its game on ,So It is possible the line could return to the network

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