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January 2020

Official Event Launch! Naming of the ELR50 Train

January 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
skegness station, Lumley Square
Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 3QN
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Get yourself to Skegness station on Thursday January 23rd at 12.30pm. ELR50 will really get into gear when an East Midlands Railway train will be christened ‘ELR50 – Visit East Lincolnshire in 2020’. Chris Baron, Resort Director at Butlins, will christen the Class 158 DMU in front of invited guests and the press. Get yourself in the picture!

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August 2020

Batemans ELR50 Exhibition

August 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Salem Bridge Brewery
Wainfleet, Lincolnshire PE24 4JE
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Make sure you visit Batemans Brewery Visitor Centre at Wainfleet between 1st August and 4th October for our centrepiece exhibition that has taken several years to plan. Lincolnshire’s best-loved brewery, on the picturesque banks of the River Steeping is hosting a huge display to show you how railways have shaped our lives. Marvel at the vast displays of railway memorabilia from every town affected by the mass British Rail closures in October 1970. Just as important, enjoy a pint or…

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Guest Loco at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

August 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Station Road
Ludborough, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN36 5SQ
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Join the committed volunteers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway to celebrate the arrival of the guest loco. It will be steaming down the tracks to North Thoresby for a limited period. Don't miss the chance to ride in the authentic carriages for a complete steam train experience.

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September 2020

Talisman Railway Auction

September 19, 2020
Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Salem Bridge Brewery
Wainfleet, Lincolnshire PE24 4JE
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Railwayana – relics from our golden railway past – sell for eye watering prices, and hundreds of items of will go under the hammer at Batemans Visitor Centre at Wainfleet on Saturday 19th September 2020. Talisman Railwayana Auctions, a leading UK specialist, is taking part in ELR50 by accumulating a large volume of Lincolnshire items, everything from station signs, notices, lamps and even locomotive number plates for an auction that is bound to attract keen bidders from across a wide…

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Royal Scot 6100 returns to Skegness

September 26, 2020
skegness station, Lumley Square
Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 3QN
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Royal Scot, one of the world’s most famous steam locomotives, owes its survival to Skegness’s Sir Billy Butlin. By special permission, it is returning to Skegness with a special train from London’s King’s Cross on Saturday 26th September 2020. The journey will nostalgically take it along two surviving sections of the old East Lincolnshire main line, between Peterborough and Spalding, and Boston and Firsby (east of Spilsby). The powerful Royal Scot – built by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway…

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October 2020

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – 50th Anniversary of the Closure Weekend

October 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Station Road
Ludborough, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN36 5SQ
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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,…

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ELR50 Events,
2 Ida Road,
Skegness
PE25 2AR