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 ride on the train the children and their parents were taken around the engine shed at Ludborough station, where the railway’s volunteers explained how a steam locomotive works.

“The highlight was being able to climb in the cab of the engine called Spitfire”, said the school’s History Teacher, Sandra Brewer. “The railway really is like a living museum and the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit”.

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