Many say getting rid of the railway was one of the worst decisions ever made for Louth.
Well, the days of hopping on a train from Louth to Grimsby may be over but they can be relived in an excellent new book from The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society.
Louth: A Lincolnshire Railway Centre by Alf Ludlam features a splendid selection of old photos, many of which will be new to readers.
There are some striking images of the terrible winter of 1947.
The book reveals just how important the railway was in the town.
In the book Alf says: “For many years Louth was a centre of railway operations in East Lincolnshire. It had motive power, engineering and signalling departments all based in the town.
“The railway was the largest employer in the district.”
Alf will be signing copies of the book at Wrights in Louth on Wednesday April 9, from 10am to 1pm.
The book costs £5.95.