Keeping the age of steam alive!

Dream ticket for steam lovers

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift idea that’s a little bit different, then the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has just the thing – a ride in the cab of one of our steam locomotives.

We are offering the opportunity to ride on the loco footplate on the train journey from Ludborough to North Thoresby and back so that participants gain first hand experience of what it was like in the good old days of steam.

If you ever fancied being a signalman, we also give visitors the chance to spend half a day learning the ropes in the signal box at Ludborough station, where you get to pull the levers and open the crossing gates.

Our footplate ride and signal box experience are very popular and make the perfect gift whatever the occasion, in fact some people make a day of it and do both! You can purchase a personalised gift voucher for the footplate ride or signal box experience here and we will send the voucher along with information on arranging a convenient date and time. That’s Christmas sorted!

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Find out why people love visiting LWR

      We visited this for the christmas railway visit with our children and their grandparents
    The location is fine, plenty of off street parking nicely set, I love old steam... read more


      We took our 4 Yr and 5 months old boys on the santa train yesterday. Lovely festive feeling from the moment we stepped onto the platform, getting hot chocolate from... read more


      I didn't know what to expect really apart from recent reviews, although my 2 young grandaughters enjoyed it and the volunteers are very good, for £15 each I think could... read more


      8 of us attended the Santa special yesterday,its hard to believe that these events are run by volunteers.
    The attention to detail, the layout, decoration, gifts etc.
    Absolutely fantastic experience... read more


      A very enjoyable entertaining treat for Christmas. All staff worked really hard for this event. Each child got a gift with their name on and the adults got a gift... read more


      We (my two friends and I) visitied Sunday last (13th Spet '20) after having to postpone the week prior and wer elucky enough to getthe last 'compartment' :) We had... read more


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