News

  • Tenth Anniversary Celebration

    Tenth Anniversary Celebration

    On August Bank Holiday Monday this year the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the first public train to run on its restored line between Ludborough and North Thoresby stations and to mark the occasion we are offering FREE TRAVEL on that day to anyone whose birthday is …Read More »
  • New York school children visit Ludborough

    New York school children visit Ludborough

    Pupils from New York Primary School near Coningsby visited the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on 6th June for a ride on our heritage train and to discover more about how the railways changed the way of life in Britain. The group of seven to eleven year olds, who are studying the history of …Read More »
  • Heading south

    Heading south

    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 …Read More »
  • Walkers take the train

    Walkers take the train

    On Bank Holiday Monday 75 people, along with 12 dogs, took part in a special walking event held at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. The 5½ mile walk along the eastern edge of the Wolds started from Ludborough station and ended at North Thoresby, where the walkers caught the steam train back. The …Read More »
  • ‘Making Tracks for Louth’ Update

    ‘Making Tracks for Louth’ Update

    The vital upgrade of the existing track and point work in Ludborough yard to enable passenger trains to use the extension towards Louth has now been completed and work will re-start on track laying on the section Pear Tree Lane very shortly. Our picture shows more sleepers being loaded on to wagons …Read More »
  • Lovely Job!

    Lovely Job!

    Another refurbished coach has been rolled out by the team in the LWR’s carriage & wagon workshops. Over the past year this Mk II TSO (Tourist Second Open) Coach No. 5158 has undergone a major refurbishment internally, including a complete rebuild of the toilet compartments. While externally, all the windows have been …Read More »
  • Steam and Cream

    Steam and Cream

    Steam along to Ludborough station for a special treat this Summer where the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be serving Cream Teas on board the train. Passengers can enjoy a homemade scone, clotted cream, jam and tea or coffee served at your table on the 1.45pm train on Sunday 30th June and every …Read More »
  • The Railway Walk – Monday 27th May

    The Railway Walk – Monday 27th May

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival is back for its 15th year, offering 16 days of walking this Spring across an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Walking Festival remains one of the largest and best-attended events of its kind in the UK and this year’s programme includes something a little bit different …Read More »
  • Making tracks for Louth Day

    Making tracks for Louth Day

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is encouraging visitors to give their support on Sunday 7th April when all income that day will go towards our ambitious expansion plan to extend the line. The LWR’s long-term goal is to rebuild its line to Louth, which lost its passenger services when the Grimsby to Boston …Read More »
  • The Railway Children

    The Railway Children

    Children from Utterby Primary Academy had a visit behind the scenes at their local steam railway on Thursday 21st March. The group of four to six year old’s spent the day at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway station at Ludborough and were taken on a tour of the engine sheds, carriage workshops, signal …Read More »
  • Ludborough box gets a makeover

    Ludborough box gets a makeover

    The LWR maintenance team has just completed the much-needed refurbishment of the exterior of the Great Northern Railway style signal box at Ludborough station. The Winter weather has taken its toll on the box’s exterior woodwork over the past few years, so the closed season from January to March presented the opportunity …Read More »
  • Another coach restoration nears completion

    Another coach restoration nears completion

    Down in the Carriage & Wagon Workshops at Ludborough the restoration of our MKII TSO coach No. 5158 is nearing completion. The coach went into the workshop last year for what was intended to be a few minor repairs and a paint job but it turned out to be far more complicated …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 now 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 evening trains in …Read More »
  • Can you help run our railway?

    Can you help run our railway?

    Then come along to our Open Day at Ludborough station on Sunday 24th March and see the work the volunteers do and find out all about the type of jobs that are on offer. The running, restoration and maintenance of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is all carried out by volunteers who are …Read More »
  • Didn’t they do well!

    Didn’t they do well!

    Two 18-year-old volunteers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway became runners-up in the finals for a prestigious national award given by the Heritage Railway Association. Conner Thornton and Matt Riley, who both qualified as steam loco firemen last Summer, were shortlisted for the HRA’s 2019 Young Volunteer’s Award and were up against five …Read More »
  • Up, up and away!

    Up, up and away!

    This picture, taken from a drone on a crisp and clear Sunday 16th December, shows the course of the trackbed south of Ludborough station, where work has started on the 3/4 mile extension to Pear Tree Lane. The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is grateful to Kurnia Aerial Photography & Videography, who came and took …Read More »
  • Pauline hangs up her apron!

    Pauline hangs up her apron!

    Pauline Neal served her last customer at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway’s popular Steaming Kettle Buffet when she bowed out as Manager on Sunday, 16th December. Pauline has been a volunteer at the LWR for the past 21 years and has been running the buffet at Ludborough station since 2009. “When I joined we …Read More »
  • 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 »

Events

  • Tenth Anniversary Celebration

    Tenth Anniversary Celebration

    On August Bank Holiday Monday this year the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the first public train to run on its restored line between Ludborough and North Thoresby stations and to mark the occasion we are offering FREE TRAVEL on that day to anyone whose …Read More »
  • Fathers Day Special

    Fathers Day Special

    Steam along to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Fathers Day, Sunday 16th June, and treat the best dad in the world to a delicious Hog Roast served in a special reserved carriage on the 12.45 pm train. Tickets must be booked in advance and are £18 for adults and £10 …Read More »
  • Spring Bank Holiday Steampunk Event

    Spring Bank Holiday Steampunk Event

    Come and meet Pete – the Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex on Saturday and Sunday! The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be holding a special three-day Steampunk-themed event from Saturday 25th to Bank Holiday Monday 27th May. Steam trains will be running throughout each day and there will be lots of attractions in …Read More »
  • Family Fun Weekend. 4th-6th May

    Family Fun Weekend. 4th-6th May

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has a fun-packed three day Western-themed event for all the family this coming Bank Holiday Weekend! We will be open on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May and there will be lots of attractions in the events field and entertainment on the train. Steam …Read More »
  • Easter Special

    Easter Special

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is promising a fun-packed weekend for steam train lovers of all ages at Ludborough station this Easter. We will be open all four days over the Easter weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday, with trains running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm each day. As well …Read More »
  • Coming soon – East Lincolnshire Railways 50!

    Coming soon – East Lincolnshire Railways 50!

    On October 5th 1970 most of the railways in the east and centre of Lincolnshire were closed as part of the ‘Reshaping of British Railways’ planned by Dr Richard Beeching – the infamous Beeching Report. Despite vigorous opposition, a large part of the county, which had been well served by …Read More »
  • Mothers Day Special

    Mothers Day Special

    Treat the best Mum in the world to High Tea on the train on Sunday 31st March! £17 adults. £10 children. Sorry – all seats on the dining train are now sold.Read More »
  • 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 »

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

  • Steaming north of the border

    Steaming north of the border

    Each year, for the past seven years, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society has organised coach trips to other heritage railways throughout the UK. This year’s trip was a four day outing to Scotland, visiting the Strathspey and Bo’ness & Kinneil railways. Monies raised from these trips goes towards the ‘Making …Read More »
  • Car Boot Sales at Ludborough station

    Car Boot Sales at Ludborough station

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society will be holding Car Boot Sales in the parking field at Ludborough station on Sunday 19th May, Sunday 9th June and Sunday 22nd September. Our car boot sales have become extremely popular so this year we are having them on days when the trains aren’t …Read More »
  • Talk on Lincolnshire’s lost railways

    Talk on Lincolnshire’s lost railways

    The towns and villages of Lincolnshire were once served by a network of railway routes that crossed the county but by 1970 most of the branch lines and even some of the main lines had been closed. Local author, journalist and broadcaster Alan Stennett will be giving a talk on …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, ‘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 »

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