News

  • Making history fun

    Making history fun

    A group of children from Greenwich House School in Louth recently visited Ludborough station to experience a working steam railway at first hand. The five to seven year old’s are studying a history project at school about how the coming of the railways changed the way of life in Britain. After a …Read More »
  • The perfect Christmas gift for steam lovers

    The perfect Christmas gift for steam lovers

    If you’re looking for a Christmas gift idea with a difference, then the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has just the thing – a ride in the cab of one of its steam locomotives. Steam lover Bethany Taylor recently took a trip on one of the railway’s engines called ‘Spitfire’ on her 22nd birthday. …Read More »
  • Full English Breakfast on New Year’s Day!

    Full English Breakfast on New Year’s Day!

    Come along to Ludborough station on Tuesday 1st January for a ride on our steam train and enjoy a Full English Breakfast in the popular Steaming Kettle Buffet for only £5, including a drink. Trains will be running hourly from 10.45am to 2.45pm.Read More »
  • Railway signals the way forward

    Railway signals the way forward

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has recently embarked on an ambitious expansion plan to extend its line and is now looking for an experienced person to look after the maintenance of its signalling and telecommunications equipment. The LWR, which is run entirely by volunteers, currently operates heritage steam trains at Ludborough station and …Read More »
  • Line extension is on track

    Line extension is on track

    Lincolnshire Wolds Railway volunteers have started laying sleepers on the 3/4 mile extension to Pear Tree Lane – the first phase of an ambitious plan to take the railway back to Louth. Work is now on to get as much done as is physically possible before Winter sets in, but we urgently …Read More »
  • Little and large

    Little and large

    Did you know that Ludborough station is home to one of the smallest standard-gauge diesel shunting locomotives ever built? This dinky little ‘Yardmaster’ loco number 5308 was built in 1960 at the Hunslet Engine Works in Leeds and was designed for one-man operation in small goods yards. It has a full-length rail …Read More »
  • Winter Warmer

    Winter Warmer

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be running steam trains again at Ludborough on Sunday 18th November.    While you are there call in at the station’s popular Steaming Kettle Buffet, which will be serving Soup and a Roll for only £3.50.    A family day rover ticket for two adults and up to …Read More »
  • Line extension work gathers pace!

    Line extension work gathers pace!

    The picture above shows the current end of the line just south of Ludborough station, but it won’t be for much longer! The drainage work on the course of the track bed to Pear Tree Lane has now been finished, roughly a mile of pipe! This short but expensive task has now …Read More »
  • ‘Railways Remembered’ Film Show

    ‘Railways Remembered’ Film Show

    ‘Railways Remembered – British Railways & Nationalised Transport’ 7.30pm, Thursday 15th November at the Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AH.   Grimsby-born film archivist and railway enthusiast Rob Foxon has been touring with archive film screenings for over 40 years, but always looks forward to returning home, this time to present a …Read More »
  • Diesel Day

    Diesel Day

    Sunday 30th September. The one day in the year when we switch from steam to diesel traction, giving fans the chance to travel behind locos from our heritage diesel fleet. This Sunday will see the debut of Bagnall 0-6-0 Diesel Mechanical Shunter ‘Debbie’, which will working passenger trains for the very first time …Read More »
  • Pear Tree Lane Extension Update

    Pear Tree Lane Extension Update

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is pushing on with extending its running line another ¾ mile to the Pear Tree Lane crossing and a bulldozer has been hard at work this week levelling the track bed ready for laying the track southwards. The LWR operates steam trains on what was part of the route …Read More »
  • Perfect gift for steam lovers

    Perfect gift for steam lovers

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is giving steam lovers the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream, with a ride in the cab of one of its locomotives. One fan of steam, Bethany Taylor, from Brant Broughton, recently took a trip on one of the railway’s engines called ‘Spitfire’ on her 22nd birthday. “I …Read More »
  • Another step up the ladder

    Another step up the ladder

    Its full steam ahead for two young volunteers who have just qualified as Firemen at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Conner Thornton (left) and Matt Riley, who are both 18, spend most of their spare time helping to maintain the locomotives in the engine shed at Ludborough when they are not doing their …Read More »
  • Making tracks for Louth

    Making tracks for Louth

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is driving forward with work on extending its running line another ¾ mile southwards towards Louth. The section between Ludborough station and Pear Tree Lane has now been cleared of undergrowth and contractors are currently laying drainage pipe work along the course. The track bed will then be …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 »

Events

  • Santa’s arrived!

    Santa’s arrived!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Santa Special trains got off to a flying start today! Stephanie Coulbeck from Holton le Clay and children Kimberley, Freddie, Hermione and Isabella joined in the festive fun and got dressed up for the magical trip on the Santa Express to the North Pole. “Its the …Read More »
  • Book now for Santa!

    Book now for Santa!

    With Christmas not far away the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is advising people to book now for its Santa Special steam trains because they are so popular. The railway will be running the Santa Special trains on the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December and reservations are now being taken for this ‘magical …Read More »
  • Sunday 14th October is Jacket Potato Day!

    Sunday 14th October is Jacket Potato Day!

    Come and ride on our steam train on Sunday 14th October and while you are at Ludborough station call in at the Steaming Kettle Buffet and enjoy a delicious Jacket Potato. The price is only £4.50 and there’s a choice of fillings: Baked Beans, Cheese or Tuna Fish. We look …Read More »
  • Halloween Event

    Halloween Event

    Prepare to be scared when you ride on our Halloween Special on Sunday 28th October! There will be lots of spooky entertainment on the train (watch out for the spirits on board – they have a habit of jumping out and surprising you!) When we arrive at North Thoresby there …Read More »
  • 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 »

For Children

  • Halloween Event

    Halloween Event

    Prepare to be scared when you ride on our Halloween Special on Sunday 28th October! There will be lots of spooky entertainment on the train (watch out for the spirits on board – they have a habit of jumping out and surprising you!) When we arrive at North Thoresby there …Read More »
  • Book early for Santa!

    Book early for Santa!

    Christmas may seem a long way off but the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is advising people to book early this year for the Santa Special steam trains because they are so popular. Bookings are now being taken for this ‘magical Christmas treat like no other’, where children get a specially chosen …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 »

LWRS

  • Great gift idea for railway lovers!

    Great gift idea for railway lovers!

    Looking for a Christmas gift idea that is a little bit different? If you know someone who likes railways then we have the perfect present! The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society has produced a number of budget-priced books on the history of the county’s railways. This series, ‘Trains to the Lincolnshire Seaside,’ …Read More »
  • Great gift idea for railway lovers!

    Great gift idea for railway lovers!

    Looking for a Christmas gift idea that is a little bit different? If you know someone who likes railways then we have the perfect present! The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society has produced a number of budget-priced books on the history of the county’s railways. This series, ‘Branch Lines of East Lincolnshire’, describes the …Read More »
  • 2018 Draw Winners

    2018 Draw Winners

    Congratulations to the winners in the LWRS 2018 Annual Draw and thank you to everyone who supported us by buying tickets. All the proceeds from the draw will go to the ‘Making Tracks for Louth’ fund to extend the line. The winners were: £100  Ticket 10291, L. Whitely, Scunthorpe £75  …Read More »
  • Railway book launch

    Railway book launch

    A new book that tells the story of how Grantham developed into one of the county’s most important railway centres is being launched at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway station at Ludborough station on Friday 26th October. ‘Grantham – a Lincolnshire Railway Centre’, published by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society, price …Read More »
  • New book on the railways of Grantham

    New book on the railways of Grantham

    Grantham has always been an important place for travellers. It stands astride one of England’s greatest highways, the Great North Road, as well as having a station on one of the most important railway routes in the country. This new book, titled ‘Grantham – a Lincolnshire Railway Centre’, tells the …Read More »

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