Lincolnshire Wolds Railway starts extension groundworks

Lincolnshire Wolds track bed - Groundworks
Lincolnshire heritage railway making progress with 5 mile southern extension
Published Fri, 2018-02-23 12:01

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway (LWR) has begun work on its five-mile southern extension, which will eventually see steam return to the outskirts of Louth.

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Lincolnshire Wolds track bed - Groundworks © LWR

Volunteers at the Railway have started work on clearing undergrowth and scraping the trackbed on the three-quarter mile stretch from Ludborough station to Pear Tree Lane Crossing.

The LWR owns just over five miles of trackbed of the former East Lincolnshire line as far as the Industrial Estate at Louth.

Extending the line to Pear Tree Lane will be the first phase of a much bigger long-term project which will one day see steam trains running the full length of the route into a new station on the outskirts of the market town.

The estimated cost of materials such as ballast, rail and sleepers is £200k for Phase One alone and the LWR has launched an appeal to raise funds to insure that work can continue apace.

If you would like to support the appeal you can donate online through our website or call 01507 363881 for more information.

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