The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway’s quest to extend its line southwards towards Louth has moved a step closer following the announcement that its fundraising appeal has topped the £50,000 mark.

The LWR owns the five miles of trackbed from its present terminus at Ludborough to the Fairfield Industrial Estate at Louth, where a substantial site for a new station has been set aside.

The plan is to extend the line in stages as funds permit and the first phase of the project is to rebuild the ¾ mile section to Pear Tree Lane crossing, close to the location of the original Utterby Halt station.

This welcome news will enable us to purchase 30 lengths of rail and another 300 sleepers at a cost of £25,000. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we will have enough materials to reach the half way mark.

Two wagon-loads of sleepers have already been moved on site and a hard standing area is being built at the Pear Tree Lane end for storing materials.

If you would like to donate to the LWR’s ‘Making Tracks for Louth’ fund click here.

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