Keeping the age of steam alive!

Making tracks for Louth Day

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is encouraging visitors to give their support on Sunday 7th April when all income that day will go towards our ambitious expansion plan to extend the line.

The LWR’s long-term goal is to rebuild its line to Louth, which lost its passenger services when the Grimsby to Boston line closed back in 1970. That was a sad day for the town and we want to bring back to life part of the railway route that was destroyed all those years ago.

Work is now in progress with track laying on the 0.75 mile section to Pear Tree Lane. Between January and March our volunteers have also been busy relaying some of the existing track south of Ludborough station to bring it up to passenger-carrying standards.

The scale of the challenge is enormous – this first phase alone is going to cost nearly £200,000, so we are appealing to people to come along on 7th April for a ride on our steam train and help us raise funds to buy more ballast, rail and sleepers to keep the project moving forward.

Trains will be running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm. All-day rover tickets are £8 for adults, £6 for seniors, £4 for children and a family ticket is £20.00.

LWR Permanent Way Manager Phil Dean is pictured above working on the new section of track that has been laid south of Ludborough station.

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