LINCOLNSHIRE  RAILWAYS  GALLERY

This was the railway map of Lincolnshire in the late 1800`s. Still to be completed in 1885 was the Mablethorpe loop line through Sutton-on-Sea
which rejoined the East Lincolnshire line at Willoughby, just south of Alford. Todays map is much simpler. The branch line westwards from Louth to
Bardney closed in the early 1950`s, the Mablethorpe loop was closed in two stages, the section from Louth first in 1960. Then on October 5th 1970
the East Lincolnshire line south from Grimsby to Firsby was closed, and the Grimsby to Louth section was singled and used for freight traffic to service the
Associated British Maltsters premises at Louth until 1980.
A large part of the network survives, with much freight traffic from Immingham Docks (near Grimsby) and the associated petrochemical industries, though
the line from Barnetby junction to Retford, through Brigg was effectively "mothballed" seeing a Saturdays only 3 train passenger service. However
increased bulk traffic via Immingham has required this route to be re-opened for freight in 2008.

1964 Lincolnshire railway map.
Click link to view a BR map of the Lincolnshire rail network in 1964

Click on links for galleries

The East Lincolnshire Line
 Louth Station
Pictures of Louth station in 1950`s to 1980`s
Louth area - mid 1960`s
" Box Brownie" photos by a 60`s spotter.
 Louth to Bardney branch line
Some sepia pictures of the branch over the Wolds to Bardney.
Alford Town
Scenes from the 60`s and a scene from 2003 at Alford Town
 Firsby - junction for Skegness and Spilsby
Pictures of train movements around Firsby
 East Lincolnshire Railway - Final week of Operation - 1970
Superb shots of Willoughby, Burgh-le-Marsh, North Thoresby and Grimsby.
 Waltham Station after closure
Pictures of Waltham station after closure in 1970, but before the line was singled.
Final trains : Louth - Grimsby 1980
Post closure DMU specials run by Grimsby - Louth Rail Group
 Grimsby to Louth freight in 1979
Photos from a journey to Louth on the three times weekly Louth freight
Track lifting on the East Lincolnshire line
Track lifting scenes at Louth & Holton le Clay mid `80`s
East Lincolnshire Line Timetable 1963/4
Table 45 BR Eastern Region Timetable showing ELR trains

Lincolnshire Railway Workers
 Lincolnshire Railway Workers
Archive photographs of Lincolnshire people at work on the countys railways
The Sutton-on-Sea Stationmaster c1910
3 superb photographs of the Sutton Stationmaster at work.
 Willoughby Station & Track Staff
A series of photos of station staff and track gang in Willoughby area
 Ludborough station Pay Lists from 1848/9
Three paylists from the Ludborough track gang in mid 1840`s
 Elsham station - Staff and gardens.
Stationmaster, staff and award winning gardens


Ticket Grimsby Town to Waltham 11-04-1959. (courtesy Dave Bell)

Grimsby, Cleethorpes & Immingham
 Grimsby Town station in the 21st century
Present day pictures of the station and surrounding area
 Grimsby Towns new roof in 1978
A series of photos by Steve Clark documenting the renewal of the stations roof in 1978
 Railways around Grimsby in the 1970s and 1980s
Pictures from 2 decades illustrating the changing railway scene around Grimsby
Grimsby Docks station
Pictures of steam and diesel traction at Grimsby Docks station
Deltics at Grimsby and Cleethorpes

A series of pictures of this famous class at Grimsby & Cleethorpes
 Mallard at Grimsby Town
Pics from 60`s of Mallard on special at Grimsby
 Cleethorpes railway severed by floods in 1976
Pics of the flood damaged track at Cleethorpes and the resulting termination of trains at Grimsby.
Grimsby area railways B & W photo miscellany
Mainly B & W pics around the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area. 
 Track Recorder at Grimsby Town 6/9/08
A class 31 hauled track recorder train at Grimsby
 1990`S Freight around Grimsby including the Tioxide workings
pictures of remaining freight workings around Grimsby.
 Courtaulds Ltd Great Coates Works railway system
remarkable collection of rail photos from the late 50s/early 60s at the Humber Bank factory
Freight Diversions over Grimsby-Immingham Light Railway
pictures of freight at Great Coates sidings, Pyewipe Road & Woad Lane during a diversion over Light Railway - Feb 2008
 Class 56 to Grimsby Dock branch in 2011
An unusual sight in 2011 was 56311 heading to Grimsby Docks for loading with scrap metal.
GBRf bring 66726 to Cleethorpes station
GBRf held a recruitment day at Cleethorpes station on 22/11/07 and brought one of their big toys with them.
 Steam on Immingham shed
Pics of steam at 40B in 1960
Immingham Motive Power Depot
Scenes from Immingham loco in 1974, 1991 and 2007
 Immingham Museum
Immingham museum has a large display of local GCR, LNER & BR memorabilia
 Humber International Terminal - Immingham
Pics of the first train to load imported coal at HIT Immingham 2002 plus construction pics


 
 

Grimsby & Immingham Electric Railway
 Grimsby to Immingham trams
Images of the Grimsby to Immingham Dock Tramway


 

John Willerton`s Railway Photo Archives
Freight in Grimsby area in 1960s
I am greatly indebted to John Willerton for permission to use a selection of his superb local railway photos.
 Excursion trains to Cleethorpes in 1960`s
Superb shots of B1s, D11s, and a crab to and from Cleethorpes.




North Lincolnshire Railways
  Brocklesby Station
Pictures of this delightful listed building prior to closure
 1990`s Brocklesby Miscellany
Pics of trains in the 90`s around Brocklesby
 Brocklesby and New Barnetby
Pics taken from vantage points east of Barnetby
 Stallingborough station
Vintage pictures of this Nth. Lincolnshire village station
 Keadby, Althorpe & Crowle
Pics at busy locations taken summer 2000 & 2003
 Freight & passengers at Barnetby.
A visit to this busy semaphore signalled heaven - but how much longer can they survive?
 RHTT train in N & NE Lincolnshire
The rail cleaning train, hauled by a pair of Class 20s, seen at various points in N & NE Lincolnshire in Autumn 2011
  Barnetby - Humber Bridge Railtour - 1981
A 1981 Class 40 hauled railtour from Lancashire to view the Humber Bridge .
  Retford - Gainsborough - Wrawby Junction line
The Saturdays only line looks about to reopen - freight diversions from the Scunthorpe line.
 Gainsborough Lea Road station
Pictures from the GN & GE Jt line station in 2011 when there was an ECML diversion over the route.
 Scunthorpe Station area in 21st century
A series of pictures showing activity around Scunthorpe 
 North Lincolnshire Freight
Freight trains to and from the busy Lincolnshire port of Immingham.

 
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The Humber Ferries & Their Rail Link
Plus the Barton on Humber Branchline
 Humber Ferry below decks in 1970s
Pictures of the Lincoln Castle during its final years taken below deck.
New Holland Pier station & the Humber Ferry
Pictures in the final years of operation, + the ferries as they are today.
The Great Farewells Railtour at New Holland Pier - 1980
David Wainwrights pictures of a diesel hauled farewell railtour
 Barton & New Holland branchline in 1970`s & 1980`s
Derby heavyweight dmu`s on the Barton branch before station demolition.
 Freight on the Barton branch in 1982
Chris Bates` pictures of trainload freight at Barton
 Freight to New Holland in mid 1990s
Pics of class 56 at New Holland Bulk Services Ltd terminal
 Barrow Haven - a real branchline station building
Pictorial study of the old wooden station buildings at this windswept station.
Barton on Humber branchline today.
Series of photos at locations along the branch taken from 2000 onwards
 Loco-hauled passernger trains on Barton branch
Class 31s on two coach services due to class 155 withdrawals in 1988
 Day Return: Thornton Abbey to Barrow Haven
Chris Bates account of a very rural rail journey


 

Lincoln and Grantham
 Lincoln steam 1958 to 1964
B&W photos of  the Lincoln area including the famous mainline diversions
Lincoln Railway Scene 2001 to 2011
Short series of pictures showing current scene at Lincoln, including ECML diversions
 Steam on Grantham shed
Late 1950s / early 1960s photos of ECML pacifics on shed
Grantham in 1961
A series of B&W photographs of steam at Grantham in 1961

 

Mid & South Lincolnshire Railways
Heckington Station Railway Museum
A beautifully restored station building housing an interesting collection of Railwayana.
 Last train to Horncastle
Superb photographs (shown by kind permission of the Boston Standard) 
of the final steam excursion into Horncastle  in 1964
 Boston around 1960 
1960`s photos of steam & early diesels in the Boston area
 4472 at Boston in 1968
A sequence of 7 photos of "Scotsman" on a Skegness excursion with double tender.
 Diesels at Boston
70`s & 80`s pics of diesels in the Boston area
 Boston Docks Branch
Pictures of stone traffic being handled by dock shunter locos plus Y7 on steam freight charter
 Steam & diesel in the Spalding area in 1960`s
Steam era photos from Spalding and district
 The Mablethorpe Branch
Pictures from the Mablethorpe branch closed with the ELR in 1970.
 The Skegness line in 2002
Pictures of the branch line from Grantham to the seaside resort of Skegness
 Steam at Skegness
pictures of Skegness area steam workings.
 The Last Jolly Fisherman
Class 20 hauled excursion to Skegness 1992 - last Jolly Fisherman?
 Jolly Fisherman recreated at KWVR in 2008
The KWVR re enacted the Jolly Fisherman train with the kind assistance of Skegness Town Council and Jolly himself!
 Moortown (for Caistor) Station 1987 & 1994
Pictures of rail traffic around the closed station at Moortown.
 Market Rasen Station
Pictures of Market Rasen station in 2001
  Vintage Images of Vintage Rolling Stock
Archive pics of M&GN rolling stock

 

Images of Lincolnshire Railways Infrastructure
Sleaford station in the 1970`s
Sleaford showing little change from today
 Images of Willoughby - junction for Sutton on Sea & Mablethorpe
pictures of Willoughby station and the junction for the Mablethorpe branchline
 Images of Algarkirk
Scenes from this long closed station south of Boston.
 Vintage photographs of Lincolnshire Stations
Selection of early 1900s Lincs station photographs
 Sutton on Sea railway carriage cottages
images of three unique cottages by the sea.
 Historic Photos of Lincolnshire Railway Signalling Saved.
Sample photos from the private collection of Major J.A.Robins to be preserved by Signalling Record Society.


Tickets from 23-09-1962 "Lincolnshire Poacher" to Midlands  on a new Craven DMU set - (courtesy Dave Bell)


Lincolnshire Railway Tickets
A selection of rare and exotic tickets from the golden ages of railway travel in the county. 
Many places represented have neither station nor railway these days!

(I am greatly indebted to the owners of the tickets in this section for generously 
scanning their own collections and allowing me to display images of them on the website) 
 

1. First Singles
 2. Second singles
 3. Third Singles
 4. Cheap Day Returns
 5. Lincolnshires most obscure railway ticket?
6. GNR / LNER / BR / East Lincolnshire Railway Tickets
 7. Kirkstead to Little Steeping (New Line) tickets
8. GNR / LNER Spilsby branchline tickets
 9. GNR / LNER / BR tickets from/to Louth
10. GNR / LNER Louth to Bardney branchline tickets
 11. GNR / LNER / BR Mablethorpe branchline tickets
 12. Skegness Branch Line Tickets
13. GCR / GNR / LNER / BR tickets from/ to Grimsby
14. Grimsby & Immingham Electric Railway tickets
 15. Platform Tickets


 

Lincolnshire Railtours
 Carnforth to Barnetby - Branchline Society Special 26th Oct 2013
47746 & 57314 seen in Goxhill, Barrow Haven, Great Coates & Immingham areas
 The Tynesider - Cleethorpes to Newcastle 10th March 2012
Cleethorpes to Newcastle & Morpeth with 70013 "Oliver Cromwell"
 The Lincolnshire Poacher 3rd March 2012
Kings Cross to Cleethorpes behind 70013 which unfortunately failed at Cleethorpes
 Lincoln Fare & Coast Explorer - 3rd December 2011
Pathfinder Tours Eastleigh to Lincoln & Cleethorpes by class 67
The Cathedrals Express - 15th September  2011
60163 "Tornado" brings another Cathedrals Express to Lincoln - this time from Woking.
 The Cathedrals Express - 13th April 2011
34067 "Tangmere" pictured at Lincoln on a Basingstoke to Lincoln charter.
 The Jolly Fisherman - 9th April 2011
70013 "Oliver Cromwell" on a Kings Cross to Skegness special
 The Humbersider 2nd April 2011
Diesel railtour from Bristol to Cleethorpes via Grimsby District Lt Railway.
The Cheshireman - 2nd April 2011
Cleethorpes to Chester once more with Black 5 44871
 The Cheshireman - 12th June 2010
Cleethorpes to Chester with Black 5 44871
 "The Lincolnshire Coast Express" - 13th March 2010
London (Liverpool St) to Cleethorpes with 70013 "Oliver Cromwell".
 "The Waverley" - September 19th 2009
Cleethorpes to Carlisle with 70013 "Oliver Cromwell".
 "The Great Northern" - 28th February 2009
Cleethorpes to Kings Cross by 70013 "Oliver Cromwell".
"The Lincolnshire Poacher" railtour 25th Oct 2003
Hauled by Thompson B1 61264. Pictures at Gainsborough, Brigg, Barnetby & Immingham
"The Londoner" railtour 27th March 2004
Hauled by B1 from Cleethorpes to Kings Cross. Pictures at Cleethorpes and Grimsby.
 "The Lincolnshire Coast Express" - Sat 10th July 2004
Hauled by 34067 "Tangmere" from Kings Cross to Skegness & return
 "The Lincolnshire Poacher" - 1st April 2006
B1 61264 P`boro to Cleethorpes and New Holland branch.
 "The Great Central" railtour - 3rd March 2007
V2 4771 "Green Arrow" on Kings X to Lincoln railtour - seen at Lincoln, Mkt Rasen, Stallingborough, Gt. Coates & Brigg.
" The Hadrian" railtour - 19th May 2007
A4 60009 "Union of South Africa" on a Cleethorpes to Durham & Newcastle special train.
 "The Humber Steamer" - 7th July 2007
Stanier 8f 48151 seen at Barnetby on a Hull to Cleethorpes railtour.
 The Cheshireman 17th November 2007
A4 "Union of South Africa" on Cleethorpes to Chester "Railway Touring Company" special.
 Deltic to Lincoln Xmas Market..and Barnetby - 7th December 2007
55022 "Royal Scots Grey" takes a Lincoln Xmas Market ECS train to Barnetby for stabling.
 Lincolnshire Poacher No 6 in 1961
B & W pics of B1 hauled trip to Southampton at Lincoln and Nottingham



Lincolnshire Signal Boxes
 The Barton line and Barnetby area
From Wrawby Jcn to Brocklesby & Barrow Rd
 Grimsby & Cleethorpes area signalboxes
Some long gone examples of the areas signalboxes

 
Lincolnshire Railway Photos Wanted!

Have you any similar railway pictures, (or reminiscences of Lincs Railways or maybe comments)?

Have you any old holiday snaps taken at Lincolnshire railway stations, such as Skegness, Mablethorpe, or Cleethorpes ?

If so - please e-mail me.


 

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
(Ludborough)
 LWR Easter Gala 2013
Pics from the engine shed on Good Friday evening with the LWRs first visiting tender loco 
 BBC Radio Lincolnshire broadcasts live from LWR
BBC Radio Lincolnshires "Melvyn in the Morning" remembers the Beeching cuts at LWR.
 LWR Easter gala 2012
A brief visit to gala featuring J72 "Joem", "Sir Berkeley", "Spitfire" & "Fulstow"
 LWR Easter Gala 2011
South facing Jinty, Bellerophon, & AFRPS Peckett join Fulstow at 2011 gala
 LWR Easter Gala 2010
Pictures of the 4 engine gala at Easter 2010
 North Thoresby station opened August 2009.
Pictures of the LWRs newly opened northern terminus on 13/9/09
 Millom visits LWR from Buckinghamshire Rlwy Ctre
0-4-0 Millom on passenger trains + Moorbarrow steams again + North Thoresby platform shots.
 Foxfield Railway loan a loco to Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.
0-4-0 saddle tank on loan from Foxfield hauls passenger trains 30th Dec 2007.
 Freight Photo Charter with Peckett No. 2000 - 20th Sept 2007
A day on the lineside photographing freight on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
  LWR trains in 1999, 2002 and 2003
Featuring "Fulstow", "Lion" and LNER Y7
     Wooden Bodied Grain Wagons - Rescued!
Three wooden bodied grain wagons undergo restoration


 

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
(Humberston 1960-1985)
Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
The now closed 2ft gauge railway at Humberston Fitties near Cleethorpes,
including the "Golden Age" of the LCLR in last 5 years before closure.
 Rare Early Photos of the LCLR
Superb photos of the pioneering days of this East Lincolnshire line.
 BBC Radio Humberside broadcasts from LCLR
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the LCLR`s opening BBC Radio Humberside did 
an outside broadcast from the footplate!
  The LCLR moves from Humberston to storage at Burgh.
The LCLR closed at Humberston in 1985 - photos of a railway on the move.
  Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway tickets
Images of the varied ticketing used on this small narrow gauge railway

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
(Skegness 1995 onwards)
The LCLR is reborn near Skegness
Original members of the LCLR have been quietly relaying the railway on a greenfield
site at Winthorpe near Skegness, for a reopening in the not too distant future
 The LCLR reopens in Skegness - 3rd May 2009
Pictures of the official reopening of the LCLR by the mayor of Skegness assisted by the Jolly Fisherman and Billy the Bear from Butlins - 3/5/09
 First LCLR open day for 20 years - Sept 2005
The new LCLR`s first public open day for 20 years at Skegness Water Leisure Park
 Past President of LCLR HVT presented with loco nameplate
Major Robins, a key figure in the survival of historic WW1 narrow gauge rolling stock in Lincolnshire, is presented with loco nameplate - Jan 2006.
 Jurassics day out on the new LCLR
Steam stalwart of the Humberston LCLR ventures down the new line at Skegness - 3/10/09
 LCLR September Galas - featuring LCLRHVTs 1914-1918 trench railway stock
The LCLR September Galas are now a regular event and feature demonstration trains of the WW1 trench railway vehicles.
 LCLRHVT Photo Charters
The LCLRHVTs WD stock out on the line during a photo charter
  MP for Boston & Skegness visits LCLR to see WW1 trench railway stock
Mark Simmonds MP visited LCLR to see WW1 stock and advise on its possible inclusion in WW1 commemorations in 2014 - 5/4/13


LCLR Operating Dates in 2014

Saturday 24th May & Sunday 25th May 

Saturday 26th July

Saturdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and Sunday 24th August

Trains run from 11.00 until 15.40 - Fares still only 1

Please note that the LCLR will endeavour to run a train service on the published dates so far as circumstances permit. Wherever possible any foreseeable change to the operating days will be published on this webpage.



NEW for 2014 - LCLRHV Trust Open Day (admission 3)

Saturday 14th June 2014 - 11.00 to 16.00

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicles Trust will hold an open day on Saturday 14th June 2014, when its WW1 trench railway stock and Nocton potato railway vehicles will be demonstrated on the line hauled by LCLR Simplex diesel locomotives. Supervised access will be possible to the WHOLE of the lineside for photography, including that at the south of the line not normally accessible to the public, upon payment of a 7 supplement . Lineside access - numbers will be limited - we suggest booking in advance via email.

Please contact LCLR via their website for further details and ticket prices.



The Official LCLR website
Link to the LCLR company website
Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincs PE25 1JF

How to find the LCLR - Click Here

 

"Rails to the Sands"
 an exhibition of Seaside Miniature Railways
 Rails to the Sands
Pictures from the exhibition which is open in Cleethorpes until end 2011

 

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway (CCLR)
The 15 inch gauge steam railway at Cleethorpes - this link opens up a seperate gallery menu 
CCLR 0.3m extension pictures 2000
Pictures showing the building of the concrete viaduct over the lake in 2000
and the "deviation route" to new northern terminus.
 CCLR southern extension 2006/7
Pictures of the building of the new 2006/7 extension southwards to Buck Beck and North Sea Lane station.


 

Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society
 Winter Brake Van Tour - March 2006
Pictures of an excellent 4 hour brake van tour around the rail network at 
Scunthorpe`s Corus steelworks.

 

Kirkby Green Light Railway
 Open day Monday 25th May 2009
A private 10.25 inch gauge railway in South Lincolnshire with several public open days every summer
 Another visit to Kirkby Green on 29th July 2012
I just had to return to see if it was still as good as the first visit - it was!!

 

Grimsby & Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society
 Open Weekend at Waltham Windmill 27th August 2007
Pictures of the open weekends activities on the clubs track at Waltham.

 

North Ings Farm Museum Railway
 North Ings Farm Museum Railway
An interesting museum in South Lincolnshire complete with 2ft gauge railway!


 

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 Lincolnshire Railway Photos Wanted!

Have you any similar railway pictures, (or reminiscences of Lincs Railways or maybe comments)?

Have you any old holiday snaps taken at Lincolnshire railway stations, such as Skegness, Mablethorpe, or Cleethorpes ?

If so - please e-mail me.