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 target being the ¾ mile to the Pear Tree Lane road crossing.

Work has just been completed on building a new siding to accommodate rolling stock (pictured above) and we will soon be in a position to start the all-important ground works in preparation for laying the track on the first stage of the extension to Pear Tree Lane.

Building the new line will be very expensive. We now need to start purchasing materials such as ballast, rails and sleepers, which will cost nearly £200,000 for this section alone, So far, nearly £21,000 has been donated thanks to the generosity of the public but as you can see we still have a long way to go!

If you would like to support the project, or would like to know more, please call 01507 363881.

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