On August Bank Holiday Monday this year the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the first public train to run on its restored line between Ludborough and North Thoresby stations. To mark the occasion the LWR is offering free travel on that day to anyone whose birthday is on 26th August. Just bring along proof of your birth date to claim a free ticket to ride on the train.

The Wolds Railway operates on a stretch of the former East Lincolnshire Line, which ran from Grimsby to Boston and was opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1848. Passenger services ended in October 1970 but freight traffic continued for another ten years between Grimsby and Louth.

Now the LWR is planning on bringing another five miles of the ELR back to life by rebuilding the line southwards from Ludborough to Louth and a fundraising appeal has been launched to purchase rail, sleepers and ballast for the new extension. Our first target is the ¾ miles to Pear Tree Lane crossing which will cost around £180,000. The appeal has started to build up a real momentum and has now topped the £50,000 mark, which is great news.

For more information and to donate to the ‘Making Tracks for Louth’ appeal, click here

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