Courses at LWR

Did you ever dream of riding in the cab of a steam locomotive, or maybe when waiting at a railway crossing wonder how the passing of trains on a busy line was controlled? If so, then maybe one or both of the two courses we run at LWR could be of interest.

LWR Gift Vouchers can be used for the Footplate Ride or Signal Box Experience. They make an ideal present whatever the occasion – birthday, anniversary, retirement, Christmas or simply to say ‘thank you’!

Footplate Ride

Give someone special the chance to make a dream come true and a day they will remember for the rest of their life. Our Footplate Ride makes an ideal birthday, retirement or anniversary present.

On the day they will have a ride in the cab of our steam locomotive on the train from Ludborough to North Thoresby and back (subject to usual running service requirements).

The driver will explain the controls of the engine and they will gain first hand experience of what it was like in the good old days of steam. (A coat will be provided but substantial footwear should be worn.)

The price for our Footplate Ride is only £25 which includes a day ticket to ride on the train and a signed certificate from the driver to remember the occasion.

Participants must be 18 years or over and be physically able.

Please call 01507 363881 for more information or to arrange a date for your Footplate Ride.

Signal Box Experience

Have you ever wondered how a signal box works?

More importantly, have you ever wanted to work a signal box yourself?

Well now’s your chance!

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is offering you the chance to operate its signal box at Ludborough station. You will get to operate the signals, gates and block bells between Ludborough and North Thoresby under supervision of the on duty signalman.

The Signal Box Experience last for three hours and you can come for the early shift (10am – 1pm) or the afternoon shift (1pm – 4pm). The signalman will explain how all the levers work and how we operate the trains. Once you have observed the first train depart, you will then given the chance to operate the box yourself. The cost is £25 which includes a ticket to ride on the train to North Thoresby and a certificate signed by the signalman to remember your experience. Please note that participants must be age 18 years or over.

Please call 01507 363881 for more information or to arrange a date for your Signal Box Experience.

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