News

  • Steaming ahead of the competition

    Steaming ahead of the competition

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has attained a much-coveted national award for its publicity from the Heritage Railway Association, which represents the interests of preserved railways all over Britain. The LWR beat off the competition from other organisations to win the award in the Media category of the Heritage Railway Association’s national contest. …Read More »
  • Book now for our August fish & chip special!

    Book now for our August fish & chip special!

    Everyone knows that Grimsby fish & chips are the best in the world and this summer the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is offering passengers the chance to enjoy a traditional Grimsby fish and chip supper, served with a glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink on board our special Saturday evening …Read More »
  • Rare artifact donated to railway museum

    Rare artifact donated to railway museum

    The museum at Ludborough station has acquired a very rare Great Eastern Railway police truncheon which belonged to James Brown Rostron of New Waltham. Born in 1878 in County Durham, James Brown Rostron served as a railway policeman in London, Essex and Suffolk, prior to being transferred to the Grimsby area where …Read More »
  • Steam and Steam Punk

    Steam and Steam Punk

    Steam along to Ludborough this coming Bank Holiday weekend where the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be holding a special two-day ‘Steampunk’-themed event.  The heritage line will be open on Sunday 28th May and Bank Holiday Monday and the star of the show will be a unique guest steam locomotive named ‘Wissington’ which …Read More »
  • Carriages go for wheel turning

    Carriages go for wheel turning

    Three of our carriages are off to Leeds this week to have their wheels turned at the Freightliner maintenance depot. This is the first carriage being manoeuvred onto the low-loader vehicle ready to be transported to the specialist facility for the wheel re-profiling work to be carried out.Read More »
  • Veteran cars visit the LWR

    Veteran cars visit the LWR

    Veteran Car Club members stopped off at Ludborough station on Sunday 14th May and displayed their vehicles in the parking field while they lunch on the train.Read More »
  • Wissington arrives at the LWR!

    Wissington arrives at the LWR!

    Our guest steam loco ‘Wissington’ arrived at Ludborough station on Tuesday morning on a special low loader lorry. Wissington will be spending a month-long stay at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and visitors will be able to see the bright green 0-6-0 tank engine pulling the passenger trains at Ludborough on five running days …Read More »
  • Steaming this Sunday!

    Steaming this Sunday!

    The LWR will open this Sunday 2nd April with steam trains running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm. Ticket prices have been held at 2016 rates with a family day rover ticket for two adults and up to four children costing only £18!Read More »
  • High Tea on the train

    High Tea on the train

    Passengers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway were able to enjoy a afternoon High Tea served on the steam train on Mothers Day. This was the first of several new ventures that we have included in our programme this year and it was a big success. The dining coaches were fully booked well …Read More »
  • Steaming again!

    Steaming again!

    The 2017 running season kicks off at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway with a special event on Mothers Day. Steam trains will be running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm on Sunday 26th March at Ludborough station. All-day rover tickets, which have been held at 2016 rates, are £7 for adults, £5 for seniors, …Read More »
  • On track for Mothers Day!

    On track for Mothers Day!

    Work commenced at the beginning of January to completely replace the track in the platform at Ludborough station and at the same time make improvements to the sub-base and drainage. Starting with the removal of the old rails and sleepers, the track bed was then excavated, removing all the old ballast. As …Read More »
  • Fish & Chip Specials

    Fish & Chip Specials

    New this year! FISH & CHIP SPECIALS on Saturday evenings at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 13th May, 24th June and 5th August – train departs at 5pm Everyone knows that Grimsby fish & chips are the best in the world. Now you can enjoy a traditional Grimsby fish and chip supper, served …Read More »
  • The Hope Valley Line – Sheffield to Edale

    The Hope Valley Line – Sheffield to Edale

    An illustrated talk by guest speaker Stephen Gay at the February Meeting of The Everyman Club of Grimsby 7.30pm, Tuesday 14th February in the Main Hall of The Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Grimsby. Free parking via the Bargate Entrance. Guests can pay on the door at a cost of £10. The event …Read More »
  • Where have the rails gone?

    Where have the rails gone?

    The time has now come for a major up-grade of the track at Ludborough station, which has been in position and has served us well for many years. Between now and the start of the new running season on Mothers Day, improvements will be made to the sub-base and the drainage. The …Read More »
  • Like Grandad, like Grandson

    Like Grandad, like Grandson

    Becoming an engine driver used to be every young boy’s childhood dream. Now that dream has come true for 23-year old Tom Jones from Alford. Tom has just qualified as a driver at the LWR, where he was first taken as a youngster by his grandfather Tony Jones – one of the …Read More »
  • Full steam ahead!

    Full steam ahead!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has seen a big increase in visitor numbers in 2016, including a 50% sales increase on its Santa Special trains which ran over the two weekends prior to Christmas. Now the volunteer-run line is putting out a plea for more helpers on days when it is runs its …Read More »
  • Improvements at North Thoresby

    Improvements at North Thoresby

    The road crossing at North Thoresby station has undergone a big tidy-up over the summer. The untidy wire mesh fence that had been put up when the north crossing gate was destroyed some years back has gone and we now have a smart looking outer fence, two replacement Wicket gate’s, a concrete …Read More »
  • ‘Down the Line’ – new DVD

    ‘Down the Line’ – new DVD

    The new Lincolnshire Wolds Railway video is now in stock at Ludborough station shop. ‘Down the Line’ tells the story of a Lincolnshire railway steeped in history and comes in DVD and Blu-Ray format. You can view a trailer now on youtubeRead More »
  • LWR on BBC Lincolnshire

    LWR on BBC Lincolnshire

    Amanda White from BBC Lincolnshire turned up at Ludborough station on Teddy Bear’s Day looking for treasure during the radio station’s ‘Pirate Gold’ programme. She is pictured here with the LWR’s ‘Rag Doll’, Amanda Arnold and ‘Bernie’ the giant teddy bear (no prizes for guessing who that is!)Read More »
  • Warm welcome for coach party

    Warm welcome for coach party

    A coach party of 48 retired employees from the John Lewis Partnership, Cambridge enjoyed a day out at the LWR on Sunday 17th August. After riding on the train and stopping off for refreshments in the Steaming Kettle Buffet a number of the group visited the engine shed. Many remarked how much …Read More »

Events

  • Book early for Santa!

    Book early for Santa!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is promising a magical Christmas treat like no other on its popular ‘Santa Special’ steam trains this December. We will be running the special trains on the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th December when children receive a specially chosen present from Santa and grown-ups are served …Read More »
  • Bank Holiday Weekend Special

    Bank Holiday Weekend Special

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be running steam trains this coming Bank Holiday Weekend and there will be a classic and vintage car show at Ludborough station. It’s a great place to take the family and experience the bygone age of steam travel.  As well as riding on our heritage …Read More »
  • 1940s Weekend

    1940s Weekend

    Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017 Step back in time at our biggest event of the year! Forties music, song and dance Re-enactors Vintage vehicles Hot food and refreshments Lancaster flypast on Sunday (subject to operational conditions) and much more! Trains running hourly 10.45am – 4.45pm each dayRead More »
  • Summer Special

    Summer Special

    Sunday 30th July 2017 Pimm’s & Canapés served to you on the 1.45pm train A glass of Pimm’s or soft drink and a selection of sweet & savoury canapés Adults £10. Children £7 (including picnic box). Advance booking only. For tickets email: mandame@hotmail.co.ukRead More »
  • Father’s Day special

    Father’s Day special

    Treat dad to a ride on a real steam train and a delicious roast chicken lunch in our station buffet on Sunday 18th June. Book your table now at www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.ukRead More »
  • Spiritual Medium Night

    Spiritual Medium Night

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be holding an evening with Grimsby Spiritual Medium Paul Humphries in the marquee at Ludborough station on Saturday 20th May at 6.30pm. Tickets must be booked in advance and are £10, which includes tea, coffee and light supper. Call 07940719209 or email mandame@hotmail.co.ukRead More »
  • Veteran Car Event at Ludborough

    Veteran Car Event at Ludborough

    An amazing range of cars dating from the early 1900s will be on show at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Sunday 14th May when members of the Veteran Car Club visit Ludborough station during a weekend tour of North Lincolnshire. The vehicles will be on display in the parking field …Read More »
  • Easter Bonnet Winner

    Easter Bonnet Winner

    Congratulations to four year old Arianna Dulieu who was the winner of the LWR Easter Bonnet Competition on Easter Monday and thank you to everyone else who took part!Read More »
  • Family Fun Weekend

    Family Fun Weekend

    Continues on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May Three engines in steam including our guest loco ‘Wissington’ Traditional Punch & Judy Shows at 11am and 2pm ‘Earth Bound Misfits’ performing bubblelogy Face Painting Falconry Display Morris Dancers Barbecue Marquee with Craft Stalls including bath bombs/soaps, Crafting paper books, bee keepers stall, cake stall, wood …Read More »
  • All aboard the Fish & Chip special!

    All aboard the Fish & Chip special!

    Everyone knows that Grimsby fish & chips are the best in the world and this summer the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is offering passengers the chance to enjoy a traditional Grimsby fish and chip supper, served with a glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink on board its special …Read More »
  • Steampunk Weekend

    Steampunk Weekend

    Sunday 28th and Bank Holiday Monday 29th May Come and experience  our Steampunk weekend under the event name of “Nanty Narkin”, which is Victorian slang meaning “great fun”. Victorian vagabonds will be doing pop up performances during both days Traditional Punch and Judy shows 11:30-14:30 Raptor Falconry flying displays 11:00- …Read More »
  • Easter Eggstravaganza

    Easter Eggstravaganza

    Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April. Steam trains running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm each day. Family ticket for two adults and up to four children only £18. Lots to do over the Easter weekend! Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Join in the fun and see how many …Read More »
  • Ain’t she sweet!

    Ain’t she sweet!

    The guest loco at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 2017 ‘Spring Steam-up’ is ex-sugar factory engine Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Saddle Tank ‘Wissington’, which will be appearing at Ludborough courtesy of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society. Wissington will be operating at our Steampunk-themed event on Sunday 28th May and Bank …Read More »
  • MP visits the LWR

    MP visits the LWR

    Victoria Atkins, MP for Louth and Horncastle, visited the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway with her family on Spring Bank Holiday Monday and took a ride on the train to North Thoresby and back. Victoria met a number of the volunteers at Ludborough station and had a look in the cab of …Read More »
  • LWR MG CAR Rally

    LWR MG CAR Rally

    LWR revs up for MG car rally at Ludborough station Over 50 pre-war MG sports cars from all over Europe will be visiting the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway for a rally on Wednesday 19th August. The procession of cars will arrive around 2 pm and will be displayed in the car …Read More »
  • Easter  Gala 2015

    Easter Gala 2015

    LWR Welcomes the Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 No 46521    Read More »
  • Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 No 46521

    Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 No 46521

    LWR Welcomes the Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 No 46521 For this year’s LWR Easter Steam Gala we had hoped to feature GNR N2 0-6-2T No 1744. Unfortunately, a recent piston and valve examination on the Gresley N2 has revealed a broken valve head which, it is estimated, will take two to three weeks …Read More »
  • New Year’s Day 2015

    New Year’s Day 2015

    Steam trains running New Year’s Day Thursday 1st January 2015 Come and enjoy a Full English Breakfast served 10am – 2.30pm in the the Steaming Kettle Buffet! Only £4.50 including a drink of your choice. Programme for 2015 Running Days and Special Events now available.Read More »

For Children

  • The bear essentials

    The bear essentials

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is offering free travel for children who bring their favourite teddy bear to the station. The LWR is holding the special ‘Teddy Bear’s Day’ at Ludborough on Sunday 13th August when children who are accompanied by a fare-paying adult can travel on the steam train absolutely …Read More »
  • Steaming this Sunday!

    Steaming this Sunday!

    LWR open this Sunday – steam trains running 10.45am to 3.45pm. Family Day Rover ticket costs only £18 for two adults and up to four children!Read More »
  • Easter Eggstravaganza

    Easter Eggstravaganza

    Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April. Steam trains running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm each day. Family ticket for two adults and up to four children only £18. Lots to do over the Easter weekend! Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Join in the fun and see how many …Read More »
  • Santa arrives!

    Santa arrives!

    Santa made a special visit to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Sunday 29th November to receive Christmas letters from the children. He’ll be back again on 12th December for the Santa Specials! Book your seats on the Santa Special now to avoid disappointment!Read More »
  • Free Easter Eggs

    Free Easter Eggs

    Easter Steam Gala We are giving a free Easter Egg to all children who visit our 2014 Easter Steam Gala on Easter Sunday. To find out more and where you can get your tickets, go to this page.Read More »
  • Let Off Steam!

    Let Off Steam!

    Children’s Playground This is where youngsters can let off steam and watch the trains go by.Read More »

LWRS

  • Open house at Ludborough station

    Open house at Ludborough station

    Visitors will have the chance to see behind the scenes when the trains aren’t running and discover all about the area’s railway history during the Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days event in September. The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be opening the doors at Ludborough station on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th …Read More »
  • Car Boot Sale at railway

    Car Boot Sale at railway

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society will be holding a Car Boot Sale in the front parking field at Ludborough station on Sunday 20th August from 1pm to 4pm. Open 12 noon for sellers (no food vendors) Cars: £5.00, Vans: £7.00 – £9.00. Steam trains will be running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm.Read More »
  • Pick up a bargain at our car boot sale!

    Pick up a bargain at our car boot sale!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society will be holding a Car Boot Sale in the front parking field at Ludborough station on Sunday 11th June from 1pm to 4pm. Open 12 noon for sellers (no food vendors) Cars: £5.00, Vans: £7.00 – £9.00. Steam trains running 10.45am – 3.45pm. Two further boot sales will be held …Read More »
  • Visit to the south coast

    Visit to the south coast

    A coach tour organised by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society has just visited two heritage steam lines on the south coast. Stopping at a very pleasant hotel in Bournemouth, the tour included days out at the Swanage and Isle of Wight railways. Our picture shows some of the party at …Read More »
  • Talk at AGM on Lincolnshire’s railways

    Talk at AGM on Lincolnshire’s railways

    Local railway author and historian Alf Ludlam will be the guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting of the Lincolnshire Wold Railway Society, where he will be giving an illustrated talk on trains to the county’s seaside resorts of Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe. The meeting is being held at 2pm on …Read More »

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