You won’t go home hungry after a day at our railway. After a ride on the train, head over to the play park with a picnic. Or, perhaps enjoy a good old bacon buttie, sandwiches or a slice of homemade cake at the Steaming Kettle Buffet situated in a stationary railway carriage.
The railway at Ludborough, which was part of the East Lincolnshire route running from Boston to Grimsby, is steeped in history. The collection of artefacts contributes to our understanding of the development of the railways in this region. There’s an array of cast iron notices, railway lamps, tickets, uniform buttons, advertising signs, name boards which used to be seen on station platforms and paper ephemera, all from an era that is now just a distant memory.
Planned Engine Shed Tours 2021 Sun 10th Oct – Sun 21st Nov
Departs from side of ticket office: 12.30pm & 2.30pm – No Booking Required
On selected days throughout the year, we invite you on one of our guided tours of the engine shed included in your ticket.
See where we carry out the maintenance and restoration work on our locomotive fleet, hear about our stock and the past working life of our locomotives and have access to an area not usually accessible to the public.
We are proud to be one of the few heritage railways that allows visitors a look behind the scenes, so join us and enjoy a day out at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.
Our engine shed tours are included in your ticket and depart from the side of the ticket office. Tours last around 30 – 45 minutes and are at 12.30pm & 2.30pm after the train arrives back at Ludborough, so please just turn up at the time, no booking required.
You will stop at several places on the way down to the engine shed for photo opportunities, while our guide Marc gives you a commentary of the various stock and then proceed down to the engine shed where you have access to an area not usually accessible to the public to see and hear more about the work behind the scenes.
**Engine shed visits maybe able to be arranged on other running days without the commentary, subject to staff availability – Please ask on the day**
Planned Live Commentary 2021 Sun 10th Oct – Sun 21st Nov
Onboard trains departing Ludborough: 10.45 am, 11.45 am & 1.45 pm – No Booking Required
On selected days throughout the year, we invite you to listen to our live onboard commentary, giving you a brief insight into the history of the line, included with your ticket.
Please sit back, relax and enjoy your journey through the Lincolnshire Wolds, while your host, Marc gives you an insight into how the line began & how it became The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.
We look forward to welcoming you onboard.
Browse the well-stocked gift shop and choose from a selection of merchandise and toys to take home a souvenir of your visit.
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is a stockist of Bigjigs Rail. Compatible with other leading brands, these wooden track, trains and accessories will keep little ones entertained for hours!
You are welcome to bring a picnic to Lincolnshire Wolds Railway to enjoy in our picnic area adjacent to ‘The Playstation’. Children can ‘run off some steam’ pretending to be a train driver. All aboard the picnic express!
LUDBOROUGH STATION CLUE TRAIL
During your visit to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, don’t forget to take time to complete our Ludborough Station Clue Trail. It’s just a little bit of fun but it takes you around the site giving you a chance to be a railway detective.
Look out for this poster which marks the start of the trail outside our covered seating area by the gift shop on the main station. Use the clues to find your next marker and carry on around until you find all the clues.
Enjoy and have fun !!
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway