Railway exhibition at Louth Museum

Martin Chapman from Louth Museum and Phil Eldridge from the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society. EMN-151206-103028001
Martin Chapman from Louth Museum and Phil Eldridge from the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society. EMN-151206-103028001

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society is hosting an exhibition about role that the railways played in the town’s history at Louth Museum.

For many years, Louth was the centre of railway operations in East Lincolnshire and was an important junction on the main line from Boston to Grimsby with branch lines to Mablethorpe and Bardney.

It had its own motive power, engineering and signalling departments all based in the town and the railway was the largest employer in 
the district.

The exhibition, which began last Thursday and will run until August 1, features a wide range of local memorabilia that has been donated to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, along with displays of photographs and story boards illustrating the 123-year history of 
Louth’s long association with the railway.

Subjects include Louth station and its engine shed, the East Lincolnshire Line, the Mablethorpe Loop and the Bardney branch, Signal Boxes and Signalling, the Steam Railmotors, and the bombing of Louth station in 
World War Two.

To accompany the exhibition, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society has produced a series of budget-priced books on the railways of East Lincolnshire, written by Grimsby author and historian Alf Ludlam, which will be on sale at the museum shop.