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.

Running Days


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.


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


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!

2016 Tickets and Timetable

Day Rover Ticket
Ticket prices held at 2015 rates and allow unlimited travel on day of purchase!*

£7 adults | £5 seniors | £4 children (under 3 free)

Family ticket (for two adults and up to four children) £18

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

Steam Running Days & Special Events

Scroll through the calendar below to find the Running Days and Special Events scheduled for each month.

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
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)
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.


  • 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 this summer 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 Saturday evening …Read More »
  • Rare artifact donated to railway museum

    Rare artifact donated to railway museum

    The museum at Ludborough station has acquired a very rare Great Eastern Railway police truncheon which belonged to James Brown Rostron of New Waltham. Born in 1878 in County Durham, James Brown Rostron served as a railway policeman in London, Essex and Suffolk, prior to being transferred to the Grimsby area where …Read More »
  • Steam and Steam Punk

    Steam and Steam Punk

    Steam along to Ludborough this coming Bank Holiday weekend where the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be holding a special two-day ‘Steampunk’-themed event.  The heritage line will be open on Sunday 28th May and Bank Holiday Monday and the star of the show will be a unique guest steam locomotive named ‘Wissington’ which …Read More »
  • Carriages go for wheel turning

    Carriages go for wheel turning

    Three of our carriages are off to Leeds this week to have their wheels turned at the Freightliner maintenance depot. This is the first carriage being manoeuvred onto the low-loader vehicle ready to be transported to the specialist facility for the wheel re-profiling work to be carried out.Read More »
  • Veteran cars visit the LWR

    Veteran cars visit the LWR

    Veteran Car Club members stopped off at Ludborough station on Sunday 14th May and displayed their vehicles in the parking field while they lunch on the train.Read More »


  • Summer Special

    Summer Special

    Sunday 30th July Pimm’s & Canapés served to you on the 1.45pm train A glass of Pimm’s or soft drink and a selection of sweet & savoury canapés Adults £10. Children £7 (including picnic box). Advance booking only. For tickets email: More »
  • Father’s Day special

    Father’s Day special

    Treat dad to a ride on a real steam train and a delicious roast chicken lunch in our station buffet on Sunday 18th June. Book your table now at More »
  • Spiritual Medium Night

    Spiritual Medium Night

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be holding an evening with Grimsby Spiritual Medium Paul Humphries in the marquee at Ludborough station on Saturday 20th May at 6.30pm. Tickets must be booked in advance and are £10, which includes tea, coffee and light supper. Call 07940719209 or email More »
  • Veteran Car Event at Ludborough

    Veteran Car Event at Ludborough

    An amazing range of cars dating from the early 1900s will be on show at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Sunday 14th May when members of the Veteran Car Club visit Ludborough station during a weekend tour of North Lincolnshire. The vehicles will be on display in the parking field …Read More »
  • Easter Bonnet Winner

    Easter Bonnet Winner

    Congratulations to four year old Arianna Dulieu who was the winner of the LWR Easter Bonnet Competition on Easter Monday and thank you to everyone else who took part!Read More »

For Children

  • 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 »
  • Santa arrives!

    Santa arrives!

    Santa made a special visit to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Sunday 29th November to receive Christmas letters from the children. He’ll be back again on 12th December for the Santa Specials! Book your seats on the Santa Special now to avoid disappointment!Read More »
  • Free Easter Eggs

    Free Easter Eggs

    Easter Steam Gala We are giving a free Easter Egg to all children who visit our 2014 Easter Steam Gala on Easter Sunday. To find out more and where you can get your tickets, go to this page.Read More »
  • Let Off Steam!

    Let Off Steam!

    Children’s Playground This is where youngsters can let off steam and watch the trains go by.Read More »


  • Pick up a bargain at our car boot sale!

    Pick up a bargain at our car boot sale!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society will be holding a Car Boot Sale in the front parking field at Ludborough station on Sunday 11th June from 1pm to 4pm. Open 12 noon for sellers (no food vendors) Cars: £5.00, Vans: £7.00 – £9.00. Steam trains running 10.45am – 3.45pm. Two further boot sales will be held …Read More »
  • Visit to the south coast

    Visit to the south coast

    A coach tour organised by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society has just visited two heritage steam lines on the south coast. Stopping at a very pleasant hotel in Bournemouth, the tour included days out at the Swanage and Isle of Wight railways. Our picture shows some of the party at …Read More »
  • Talk at AGM on Lincolnshire’s railways

    Talk at AGM on Lincolnshire’s railways

    Local railway author and historian Alf Ludlam will be the guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting of the Lincolnshire Wold Railway Society, where he will be giving an illustrated talk on trains to the county’s seaside resorts of Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe. The meeting is being held at 2pm on …Read More »
  • East Lincolnshire Branch Lines

    East Lincolnshire Branch Lines

    An illustrated talk by Grimsby railway author and historian Alf Ludlam from the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society. Sheffield RCTS, Monday 9th January, 2017. Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippett Lane. Sheffield S1 4EL, commencing at 13:45 for a prompt 14:00 start. Please note car parking is NOT available for afternoon meetings. A …Read More »
  • Weekend of Steam – Spring 2017

    Weekend of Steam – Spring 2017

    Join us for a great weekend away on the South Coast in Spring 2017 visiting two of Britain’s top heritage steam railways! Stopping at the Carrington Britannia Hotel in Bournemouth from Friday 21st to Monday 24th April, we will be spending the day at the Swanage Railway on the Saturday …Read More »

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