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

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!

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
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)
no70
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

  • High Tea on the train

    High Tea on the train

    Passengers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway were able to enjoy a afternoon High Tea served on the steam train on Mothers Day. This was the first of several new ventures that we have included in our programme this year and it was a big success. The dining coaches were fully booked well …Read More »
  • Steaming again!

    Steaming again!

    The 2017 running season kicks off at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway with a special event on Mothers Day. Steam trains will be running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm on Sunday 26th March at Ludborough station. All-day rover tickets, which have been held at 2016 rates, are £7 for adults, £5 for seniors, …Read More »
  • On track for Mothers Day!

    On track for Mothers Day!

    Work commenced at the beginning of January to completely replace the track in the platform at Ludborough station and at the same time make improvements to the sub-base and drainage. Starting with the removal of the old rails and sleepers, the track bed was then excavated, removing all the old ballast. As …Read More »
  • Fish & Chip Specials

    Fish & Chip Specials

    New this year! FISH & CHIP SPECIALS on Saturday evenings at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 13th May, 24th June and 5th August – train departs at 5pm Everyone knows that Grimsby fish & chips are the best in the world. Now you can enjoy a traditional Grimsby fish and chip supper, served …Read More »
  • The Hope Valley Line – Sheffield to Edale

    The Hope Valley Line – Sheffield to Edale

    An illustrated talk by guest speaker Stephen Gay at the February Meeting of The Everyman Club of Grimsby 7.30pm, Tuesday 14th February in the Main Hall of The Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Grimsby. Free parking via the Bargate Entrance. Guests can pay on the door at a cost of £10. The event …Read More »

Events

  • 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 …Read More »
  • Steampunk Weekend

    Steampunk Weekend

    Sunday 28th and Bank Holiday Monday 29th May Come and experience  our Steampunk weekend under the event name of “Nanty Narkin”, which is Victorian slang meaning “great fun”. There will be Steampunk traders and stalls, Victorian entertainers and much, much more. On Sunday we are holding a Steampunk evening event which …Read More »
  • 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 »
  • Ain’t she sweet!

    Ain’t she sweet!

    The guest loco at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 2017 ‘Spring Steam-up’ will be ex-sugar factory engine Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Saddle Tank ‘Wissington’, which will be appearing at Ludborough courtesy of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society. Wissington will be operating on five running days at the LWR: Sunday …Read More »
  • Magical Christmas Treat!

    Magical Christmas Treat!

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is promising a magical treat like no other for children on its ‘Santa Special’ trains and is advising customers to book now to be sure of getting the date of their choice. The steam railway will be running three Santa Special trains a day on the 10th, …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 »
  • Scary Sunday!

    Scary Sunday!

    Come along to our special Halloween Event on Sunday 30th October if you dare! There will be spooky entertainment on the Ghost Trains, which will be running hourly from 2.45 to 5.45pm followed by some scary story-telling at North Thoresby station, At Ludborough there will be a static display of …Read More »
  • Book early for Santa!

    Book early for Santa!

    A magical Christmas treat like no other! The LWR will be running the ‘Santa Special’ trains in the lead up to the festive season when each child will each receive a specially chosen gift from Santa. Prices are £10.00 for children aged 12 and under (including a quality present) and …Read More »
  • Teddy Bear’s Day

    Teddy Bear’s Day

    On Sunday 21st August children who bring their favourite teddy bear to Ludborough station can travel FREE on our steam train when accompanied by a fare-paying adult!Read More »
  • Family Fun Weekend

    Family Fun Weekend

    Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May · Ride on the train pulled by the ancient Victorian steam locomotive ‘Bellerophon’ · Bouncy Castles · ‘Spot the Clowns’ Competition · ‘Buskers in Beds’ Folk Band playing on Sunday · Sweet Emporium · Face Painting · Hook-a-Duck and other games* · Model Railway …Read More »

LWRS

  • 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 »
  • Railway Talk at Sutton on Sea

    Railway Talk at Sutton on Sea

    ‘Trains to the Lincolnshire Seaside – Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Skegness’. An illustrated talk by local author and historian Alf Ludlam from the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society at the Sutton on Sea Residents Association meeting at 2pm on Wednesday 14th December, St Clements Church Hall, Church Lane, Sutton on …Read More »
  • 2016 Draw Winners

    2016 Draw Winners

    Congratulations to the winners in the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society Annual Draw and thank you to everyone who supported us by buying tickets. The winners were: A. Bonsor – Skegness: £100, A. Deakin – Heckington: £75, C. Whitehead – Sheffield: £50, A. Williams – Dunston: £25, A. Rowlett – Washingborough: £25, P. Saward – Ramskill: …Read More »

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