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.


  • Wissington arrives at the LWR!

    Wissington arrives at the LWR!

    Our guest steam loco ‘Wissington’ arrived at Ludborough station on Tuesday morning on a special low loader lorry. Wissington will be spending a month-long stay at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and visitors will be able to see the bright green 0-6-0 tank engine pulling the passenger trains at Ludborough on five running days …Read More »
  • Steaming this Sunday!

    Steaming this Sunday!

    The LWR will open this Sunday 2nd April with steam trains running hourly from 10.45am to 3.45pm. Ticket prices have been held at 2016 rates with a family day rover ticket for two adults and up to four children costing only £18!Read More »
  • 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 »


  • Evening photoshoot with Wissington

    Evening photoshoot with Wissington

    Don’t miss our special evening photoshoot with guest loco Wissington and residents ‘Fulstow’ and ‘Spitfire’ in steam at Ludborough Engine Shed on Saturday 29th April. Open from 5pm, entry £5 per person.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 »
  • Family Fun Weekend

    Family Fun Weekend

    Continues on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May Three engines in steam including our guest loco ‘Wissington’ Traditional Punch & Judy Shows at 11am and 2pm ‘Earth Bound Misfits’ performing bubblelogy Face Painting Falconry Display Morris Dancers Barbecue Marquee with Craft Stalls including bath bombs/soaps, Crafting paper books, bee keepers stall, cake stall, wood …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 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 »

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 »


  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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