Visit Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Ludborough Station, the home of LWR  and a working steam railway museum, is open to the public on ‘Running Days’ and for
‘Special Events’ throughout the year. When we are not running trains you can visit the station and look around the engine shed on most
Tuesdays and Saturdays when our dedicated team of volunteers are carrying out maintenance work on our locomotives.
Guided tours can be arranged by appointment. For further information please telephone 01507 363881.

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Running Days

Fulstow

LWR has regular scheduled Steam Running Days throughout the year, giving you and your family the ideal opportunity to experience the old days of steam. Whilst you’re looking around the youngsters can let off steam and watch the trains go by in our children’s playground. You can visit our museum and end the day with a cuppa and something to eat in the Steaming Kettle Buffet.

Brilliant

Reviewed 4 May 2015

Me my wife and kids really enjoyed the trains, we had a day ticket which we could ride all day so that was a bonus. Great value for money more

Special Events

Fulstow

Some of our Steam Running Days are also scheduled to accompany one of the several Special Events which are organised by LWR each year.

These events offer a great day out for all the family and now you can receive email alerts to help ensure that you never miss out!

“May Day Express”

Reviewed 4 May 2015

It was exactly a year since our last visit. This May Day bank holiday we took four of our Grandchildren , my daughter and her husband my son…. more

Santa Train

I travelled on the Santa Train at Christmas and it was a memorable experience. All the children …..more

See this great video of our 2013 Santa Special!

2019 Ticket Prices and Timetable

Day Rover Ticket

Ticket prices allow unlimited travel on day of purchase!*

£8 adults | £6 seniors | £4 children (under 3 free)

Family ticket (for two adults and up to four children) £20

£1 Dogs

Trains run hourly from Ludborough station, 10.45 to 15.45** *Excluding 1940s Weekend and Santa Specials **10.45 to 16.45 for the 1940s Weekend

Find Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Ludborough station is situated half way between the villages of Ludborough and Fulstow on the Grimsby to Louth stretch of the A16.
SatNav users should enter DN36 5SH as the destination postcode.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Hope to see you soon!
You can find out when are ‘Running Days’ are here!

Ludborough Station
Station Road
Ludborough
North East Lincolnshire
DN36 5SQ

Small But Beautifully Formed

Such a buzzing friendly atmosphere with all age groups mixing well and enjoying a day out. Immaculately presented ex-BR Mk2 rolling stock provides…more

Locomotives & Rolling Stock

LWR has a permanent collection of Locomotives and Rolling Stock which can be seen on your visit. We also regularly have visiting locomotives from other museums and societies which help add to the excitement of your Steam Day experience.

Fulstow No 2
97650 (PWM650)
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Millom - Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0 saddle tank

Ludborough Station Museum

The railway at Ludborough, which was part of the East Lincolnshire route running from Boston to Grimsby, is steeped in history.
Our museum at Ludborough has a collection of artefacts which help bring that history alive!

LWR Musem Moneybag
LWR Museum Lamp
L&NER whistle

News & Events

This where you can find the latest news from LWR, see what events we have scheduled and find out more about
The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society.

News

  • The rail thing

    The rail thing

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is cracking on with the line extension southwards towards Louth! Our fundraising appeal recently topped the £50,000 mark, which has enabled us to purchase 30 lengths of rail and another 300 sleepers at a cost of £25,000. The picture above shows some of the new lengths of rail …Read More »
  • On track for Louth

    On track for Louth

    Its all systems go with the first phase of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway’s plan to extend its line to Louth. The LWR currently runs steam trains between Ludborough and North Thoresby on the route of the former main line that ran from Grimsby to Boston. Now the heritage railway has started work …Read More »
  • Red Hatters visit steam railway

    Red Hatters visit steam railway

    A group of ladies who call themselves the ‘Seaside Sizzlers’ met for a fun day out at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Sunday 7th July. The ‘Seaside Sizzlers’ are members of the Sutton-on-Sea chapter of ‘The Red Hat Society’, which is an international society of women that was founded in 1998 in …Read More »
  • 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 »

Events

  • A journey back in time

    A journey back in time

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is winding the clock back to the 1940’s for its biggest event of the year! The LWR will be holding its popular 1940’s Weekend on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September and the final arrangements are now in place for what promises to be a …Read More »
  • Hawaiian Sunday – 4th August

    Hawaiian Sunday – 4th August

    Get on your Hawaiian Shirts and Grass Skirts and join in the fun and games! Themed music and entertainment on the train! Try Limbo Dancing on the platform! It’ll be hot, hot, hot but there’ll be plenty of cold drinks and ice creams! Steam trains running hourly 10.45am to 3.45pmRead More »
  • Anniversary Celebration

    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. To mark the occasion the LWR is offering free travel on that day to anyone whose …Read More »
  • Live that dream!

    Live that dream!

    Give someone special a day they will remember! Steve Dixon’s childhood dream came true after riding in the cab of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway’s steam locomotive. The footplate ride was a surprise birthday treat from Steve’s family who joined him for the big day at Ludborough station. “I used to …Read More »
  • Tractor Run calls at Ludborough station

    Tractor Run calls at Ludborough station

    On Sunday 30th June the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway station at Ludborough was host to over 60 farm tractors that were taking part in the annual Grainthorpe & Conisholme Village Association Tractor Run. The procession of both vintage and modern tractors arrived at the station at 11am, where they assembled for …Read More »
  • 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 »

For Children

  • Teddy Bear’s Day – Sunday 11th August

    Teddy Bear’s Day – Sunday 11th August

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is offering free travel on its steam train for children who bring their favourite teddy bear to Ludborough station. We’re holding the special ‘Teddy Bear’s Day’ on Sunday 11th August when children who are accompanied by a fare-paying adult can travel on the steam train absolutely …Read More »
  • Halloween Event

    Halloween Event

    Prepare to be scared when you ride on our Halloween Special on Sunday 27th 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 will start being taken at the end of August for this ‘magical Christmas treat like no other’, where …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 »
  • 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 11th August 2019 when children who are accompanied by a fare-paying adult can travel on the steam train …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 »

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 Sale at Ludborough station

    Car Boot Sale at Ludborough station

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society will be holding another Car Boot Sale in the parking field at Ludborough station on  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 running, which will give extra capacity …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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