The restoration of the Grimsby to Louth railway was the long-term objective of the preservation group which was formed when the line was closed by British Rail in 1980.
Ludborough station became the group’s base and then the long haul began to rebuild this historic line as a heritage railway. Since then much progress has been made, and in 2009 a milestone was reached when steam trains started running to North Thoresby.
The plan now continues to extend the line in stages, as funds become available, southwards towards Louth and a little north. The LWR owns the trackbed as far as the industrial estate on the outskirts of Louth – a distance of 5 miles.
This is our future to keep the age of steam alive and to keep our heritage railway alive giving memories to our visitors and giving them a friendly attraction for an enjoyable day out and reliving the era of steam. #LoveYourRailway