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Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – 50th Anniversary of the Closure Weekend

October 3 @ 9:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

A visit to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is a great day out for all family. Experience a steam train journey on a section of the original Great Northern Railway main line that carried expresses between Grimsby, Boston, Peterborough and London before its sad closure in October 1970.

The LWR currently operates between Ludborough and North Thoresby, but with your help and support will be extended another four miles southwards to the bustling market town of Louth. It owns the land, but it needs to relay the track, install signals and fences, and build new platforms.

As well as taking a return ride behind a class locomotive and its carriages, you can visit the museum, play park, station buffet and engine shed where engines and coaches are lovingly maintained and restored

A special feature from 29th August to 3rd October will be the visit of a large steam locomotive from another UK steam railway.

Make sure you check the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.co.uk for the very latest information.


These are just some of the special events:

9th Aug – Hawaiian Sun. Come in fancy dress!

16th Aug – The Songs of Queen. Come in fancy dress!

23rd Aug – Teddy Bears Day. Free travel for children who bring their favourite cuddly toy! Meet Goldie the giant cuddly dog.

29th-31st Aug – Big Bank Holiday Steam Up with guest loco

29th Aug – Fish & Chip Special. Scrumptious fare, fresh from Grimsby

5th/6th Sept – 1940s Wartime Weekend. The LWR’s big event of the year – Music, Song and Dance.

19th/20th Sept – Lincolnshire Heritage Weekend

3rd Oct – Fish & Chip Special – Scrumptious fare, fresh from Grimsby

3rd/4th Oct  – 50th Anniversary of Closure Weekend. Remembering all that Dr Beeching took away from us back in 1970.


October 3 @ 9:00 am
October 4 @ 5:00 pm


Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Station Road
Ludborough, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN36 5SQ
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01507 363881