Keeping the age of steam alive!

Entirely by Dedicated Volunteers!

Travel back in time with a ride on a steam train!

Only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes and the historic market town of Louth, Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is a great day out for everyone and don’t forget is the only standard gauge railway in Lincolnshire. 


Sit back, Relax and enjoy a journey by steam through the tranquil scenery of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Purchase your tickets on arrival from the ticket office and enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time to the era of steam. 

Bring a picnic or purchase some refreshments from our Steaming Kettle Buffet and spend the day riding the train with our all day tickets. Purchase your souvenirs from our gift shop, visit our small museum and take some fantastic photos of our steam locomotives and rolling stock around the railway.

Take one of our engine shed tours** with our friendly guide and listen to live commentary** onboard as you travel along.

**Engine shed tours and live commentary only available on select dates – all included within your ticket price.

We are dog friendly, so bring your full family for a ride on our heritage railway.

  • All day travel with your ticket.
  • Free car parking.
  • Picnic area & Play area.
  • Ludborough Station Clue Trail.
  • Refreshments available from the Steaming Kettle Buffet.
  • Souvenirs available from our gift shop.
  • Visit our small museum attached to our gift shop.
  • We have a ten minute rest at North Thoresby where you can photograph the locomotive.
  • Toilet facilities available at Ludborough Station & onboard train.
  • Accessible areas with wheelchair ramp to board train.
  • Guided Engine Shed Tours – (Only available on select days)
  • Live commentary onboard about the history of the line – (Only available on select days)
  • Dog Friendly – Water provided, Dogs welcome in our dog friendly carriages and also in our dog friendly area of the Steaming kettle Buffet.


Ticket Prices: Adults £9.00, Concessions £7.00,  Children (aged 12 & under) £5.00, Under 3- FREE,  Family (2 Adults & upto 4 Children) £25.00,  Dogs £1.00


At Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, you will find a variety of diesel and steam engines that will transport you along the line. On special days, look out for our guest locos chugging up and down the track. Travel in style in our restored carriages for a truly authentic experience.


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.

ENGINE SHED TOURS – Take a look behind the scenes

Planned Engine Shed Tours 2022           

Sun 22nd May – Sun 10th July – Sun 14th Aug – Sun 20th 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** 

LIVE COMMENTARY ONBOARD – Find out the history of the line

Planned Live Commentary 2022         Sun 22nd May – Sun 10th July – Sun 14th Aug – Sun 20th Nov

Onboard trains departing Ludborough: 10.45 am, 11.45 am & 1.45 pm  – No Booking Required –

Ask at booking office which carriage to sit in for commentary. 

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!


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 !!

Arial photos courtesy of Aerial Filming & Photography by - Kurnia Aerial Photograph.    Permission obtained and given for use on the LWR website.


Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Ludborough Station,
Station Road,
Ludborough, Lincolnshire,
DN36 5SQ.

Tel: 01507 363881


Great Northern & East Lincolnshire Railway Ltd. Registered in England No: 1552205. Telephone: 01507 363881

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society. The Society is the fundraising arm of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Find out more about the society at

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