Easter events at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

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STEAM along to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway at Ludborough for an action-packed three-day event over Easter with a busy programme of attractions for all the family.

One of the highlights is an ancient steam locomotive that starred in the original film of The Railway Children.

The locomotive, named Sir Berkeley, was built in Leeds way back in 1890 and, after a long, hard-working life, was put into retirement and moved to the Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire, where it was restored to working order.

It went on to play a starring role in the film version of the much-loved E Nesbit story starring Jenny Agutter.

Joining Sir Berkeley will be another well-known preserved steam locomotive – Tank Engine 69023 Joem, which will be making its first-ever visit to Lincolnshire.

The LWR’s two resident steam locos, Fulstow and Spitfire, will also be working during what promises to be a very busy weekend of steam at Ludborough station.

The gala will be spread over three days from Saturday to Monday and there will be an intensive timetable with eight trains each day starting at 9.45am.

Other attractions include vintage vehicle displays, miniature steam engines, face painting and a Bunny Run on the Sunday with a free Easter Egg for all the children travelling on the train.

Parking is free at Ludborough.

Visit www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk .