News

  • Summer of steam

    Summer of steam

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has just the ticket for steam lovers of all ages this Summer. Trains will be running at Ludborough every Sunday in July and every Wednesday and Sunday during August, except Wednesday 29th August. Trains run hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm and the station Shop, Museum and Buffet will be open each day. …Read More »
  • Railway steams ahead

    Railway steams ahead

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has received a boost in its ratings as a visitor attraction following a recent inspection by one of Visit England’s Quality Assessors. The LWR, which has recently started work on an extension of the line at Ludborough, achieved an overall score of 74%, which is an increase of …Read More »
  • Passengers rescued in training exercise

    Passengers rescued in training exercise

    Humberside and Louth Fire and Rescue crews are better prepared for dealing with a real life rail disaster following a joint training exercise at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Picture the scenario: a horse had supposedly been hit by a moving train near Ludborough Station causing injuries to many of the passengers on …Read More »
  • Railway signs up new volunteers

    Railway signs up new volunteers

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has signed up a number of new recruits following a successful open day held on Sunday 25th March to attract more volunteers to help run the operation. We are always looking for new people to help with the running, restoration and maintenance of our railway and we were …Read More »
  • Work on extension continues

    Work on extension continues

    The extreme weather today didn’t stop a hardy group of Lincolnshire Wolds Railway volunteers erecting a new fence at Pear Tree Lane, where work continues on clearing the trackbed in preparation for our line extension. For more information on our ‘Making tracks for Louth’ appeal go to www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk/donate/Read More »
  • Groundworks start on line extension

    Groundworks start on line extension

    Volunteers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway have started work on clearing undergrowth and scraping the trackbed on the three-quarter mile stretch from Ludborough station to Pear Tree Lane Crossing. The LWR owns just over five miles of trackbed of the former East Lincolnshire line as far as the Industrial Estate at Louth. …Read More »
  • Isn’t she lovely!

    Isn’t she lovely!

    Volunteers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway’s Carriage & Wagon Department are celebrating the completion of the restoration of a rare MKI BSK coach at its Ludborough workshops. Built by Charles Roberts in 1957, No 35123 was used as the main line support coach for preserved Black Five No 44871, prior to its …Read More »
  • Railway talk at Mablethorpe Library

    Railway talk at Mablethorpe Library

    Come along to Mablethorpe Library at 3.00pm on Thursday 22nd February, 2018 to hear an illustrated talk by local author and historian Alf Ludlam about the railways of Louth. Situated on the East Lincolnshire main line from Grimsby to Boston, with branch lines to Bardney and Mablethorpe, Louth was an important railway …Read More »
  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas from Pauline and the team in the Steaming Kettle Buffet – we look forward to seeing you on New Year’s Day!Read More »
  • LNER Grain Van restored

    LNER Grain Van restored

    A London and North Eastern Railway Bulk Grain Van that worked on the East Lincolnshire line between Grimsby and Louth’s Malt Kiln has been fully restored to its former glory by volunteers at the LWR. It is one of three grain vans that were donated to the Grimsby-Louth Railway Group by the Malt …Read More »
  • Louth – a Lincolnshire Railway Centre

    Louth – a Lincolnshire Railway Centre

    Steam on down to Louth Library at 2.00pm on Thursday 25th January 2018 to hear an illustrated talk by local author and historian Alf Ludlam about the Lincolnshire Railway Centre of Louth. Situated on the East Lincolnshire main line from Grimsby to Boston, with branch lines to Bardney and Mablethorpe, Louth was …Read More »
  • Come in from the cold!

    Come in from the cold!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be open on Sunday 19th November and the popular Steaming Kettle station buffet will be having a ‘Winter Warmer’ menu with Soup and a Roll for £3.50 followed by Apple Pie and Custard for £2. Steam trains will be running hourly from 10.45am to 2.45pm and rover …Read More »
  • End of the line

    End of the line

    5th October 2020, will mark the 50th anniversary of what was a sad day for Lincolnshire. It was on this day back in 1970 that the main railway line, which ran from Grimsby, through Louth to Boston, closed to passenger services. The last train, a special organised by the Lincolnshire Standard to …Read More »
  • Making tracks for Louth

    Making tracks for Louth

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has taken the first step in its quest to run steam trains from Ludborough southwards towards Louth. The LWR owns the trackbed as far as the industrial estate at Louth – a distance of five miles. The plan is to extend the line in stages, with the first …Read More »
  • 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 fish & chip special!

    Book now for our 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 »

Events

  • Steam on Fathers Day

    Steam on Fathers Day

    Treat dad to a ride on a real steam train at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Fathers Day. Trains will be running hourly at Ludborough station from 10.45am to 3.45pm. Day rover tickets are £8 for adults, £6 for seniors, £4 for children and a Family Ticket for two adults and up to four …Read More »
  • Steampunk Extravaganza

    Steampunk Extravaganza

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be holding a special three-day Steampunk-themed event at Ludborough station from Saturday 26th to Bank Holiday Monday 28th May. “Steampunk is all about mixing old and new by fusing the usability of modern technology with the design and philosophy of the Victorian age, particularly steam-powered …Read More »
  • Easter Cracker!

    Easter Cracker!

    Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is promising a fun-packed weekend for steam train lovers of all ages this Easter. For the first time we will be open all four days over the Easter weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday, with trains running hourly …Read More »
  • Volunteer’s Day, Sunday 25th March

    Volunteer’s Day, Sunday 25th March

    Then come along to our Volunteer’s Day on Sunday 25th March and see what we do! Not many people realise that the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is staffed entirely by volunteers. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life and gain new skills. There is a …Read More »
  • Mother’s Day Special

    Mother’s Day Special

  • Join us for breakfast on New Year’s Day!

    Join us for breakfast on New Year’s Day!

    Steam trains will be running on Monday 1st January at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and visitors can start the day with a delicious Full-English breakfast for only £5 including a drink of your choice at Ludborough station’s popular Steaming Kettle Buffet. Trains run hourly from 10.45am to 2.45 pm and …Read More »
  • Guy Fawkes Night Spectacular!

    Guy Fawkes Night Spectacular!

    Sunday 5th November at Ludborough Station! · Meet Guy Fawkes on the train and discover how he plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament · Steam trains running hourly from 2.45 to 5.45pm · Laser light show at 7pm in the front parking field after the last train returns …Read More »
  • Jacket Potato Day – Sunday 8th October

    Jacket Potato Day – Sunday 8th October

    Come and enjoy a delicious Jacket Potato in our popular Steaming Kettle Buffet at Ludbrough station on Sunday 8th October. Choice of fillings: Tuna, Cheese or Baked Beans with salad garnish. £4.50, not including drinks. Steam trains running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm.Read More »
  • All set for the second day!

    All set for the second day!

    Our 1940s Weekend continues on Sunday 3rd September! Step back in time at our biggest event of the year!   1940s music with singer Marlaina Ruby and ‘Banjo Billy’  performing throughout the day at Ludborough events field and singer ‘Airborne Angel’ at North Thoresby – 2pm at the New Inn. Mock-battle by …Read More »
  • Railway Film Show at Fulstow

    Railway Film Show at Fulstow

    On Saturday 9th September there will be a special showing of ‘Britain on Film – Railways‘, a major new collection of rare archive film charting the history of the UK’s railways at Fulstow Village Hall. Starting at 6.30pm, entry is £5 which includes a light buffet. Advance tickets are available at Ludborough …Read More »
  • Book now for Santa!

    Book now for Santa!

    Our ‘Santa Special’ trains are now filling up fast. Some tickets are still available for Sat 9th, Sun 10th and Sat 16th December. Each child will receive a specially chosen gift from Santa and grown-ups are served mulled wine and mince pies. Prices are £11.00 for children aged 12 and …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 »

For Children

  • Family Fun Weekend

    Family Fun Weekend

    Sunday 6th & Bank Holiday Monday 7th May Magic Shows, Falconry Flying Displays, Morris Dancers, Craft Stalls, Children’s Games, Tombola  and much more! Hawaiian Sunday 6th May – come dressed up and join in the fun. Try your skills with a Hula Hoop and limbo dance under the pole, music …Read More »
  • Easter Cracker!

    Easter Cracker!

    Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is promising a fun-packed weekend for steam train lovers of all ages this Easter. For the first time we will be open all four days over the Easter weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday, with trains running hourly …Read More »
  • Santa comes to Ludborough!

    Santa comes to Ludborough!

    Pictured here are Lacey Stringer and Skye Healey from Spilsby with Father Christmas in his grotto after their ride on the Santa Special steam train at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Saturday 9th December.Read More »
  • Trick or Treat!

    Trick or Treat!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is asking children to come dressed as ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards, and even creepy clowns, at its special Halloween event on Sunday 29th October. There will be spooky entertainment on board the special steam-hauled Ghost Train, which will be running hourly from 2.45 to …Read More »
  • 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

  • Car Boot Sales coming up at Ludborough station

    Car Boot Sales coming up at Ludborough station

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society will be holding a Car Boot Sale in the front parking field at Ludborough station on Sunday 24th June 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 …Read More »
  • Weekend of steam in South Devon

    Weekend of steam in South Devon

    A coach party of 50 steam lovers has just returned from an enjoyable long weekend visiting two of Devon’s most popular heritage railways. Stopping at the Anchorage Hotel, Babbacombe, the four-day trip included visits to the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway and the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh, where members of …Read More »
  • Bonus for members at steam railway

    Bonus for members at steam railway

    The charity that supports the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is offering new members three days free travel on the line’s steam trains and 25% off fares on most other open days. The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society raises funds for new projects and developments that will help ensure the Ludborough-based heritage line is …Read More »
  • Railway Talk at AGM

    Railway Talk at AGM

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society Annual General Meeting will be held at 2 pm on Sunday 25th February 2018 at Fulstow Village Hall, Main Street, Fulstow, Lincolnshire, LN11 0XG. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be available. Following the AGM there will be an illustrated talk on …Read More »
  • Railway Talk at New Bolingbroke

    Railway Talk at New Bolingbroke

    Every summer weekend up to the 1960s hundreds of steam-hauled ‘trip trains’ used to bring people from all over the Midlands for a jolly day out at the Lincolnshire seaside resorts of Skegness, Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea and Cleethorpes. Local railway author and historian Alf Ludlam will be recalling …Read More »

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