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 railways and their impact on Lincolnshire, were taken on a tour of the facilities at Ludborough station, including a visit to the engine shed, signal box and museum. The highlight of the day was a ride on the train to North Thoresby.
“On behalf of all the staff and children, I would like to say a very special ‘thank you’ for making our trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway so pleasurable. The train ride was amazing!” said Lisa Hawkins, from New York Primary School. “The volunteers are all so passionate and enthusiastic about the railway, they made the day so enjoyable and informative – the children haven’t stopped talking about it!”
The LWR runs on a route that was built by the Great Northern Railway back in 1848 and so it is steeped in history. School visits like these are a great opportunity for children to learn more about the county’s railway heritage at first hand.