Full steam ahead for rail heritage event

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is opening its doors for the chance to see behind the scenes when the trains are not running.

The railway is taking part in this year’s Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days event this Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13.

Ludborough station will be open from 11am to 3pm on both days and there is the added attraction of becoming a driver for a fiver.

“It’s a great opportunity for visitors to see areas of the operation which are out of bounds when we are running trains,”

“People will be able to tour the engine shed and carriage workshops to see the restoration work our volunteers are doing on locomotives and rolling stock,” said LWR spokesman Phil Eldridge.

“We are also offering a ‘driver for a fiver’ experience for over 18s on one of our diesel locomotives – something you do not want to miss.

“Because of restricted access, this is not suitable for those with disability or mobility issues.”

On Sunday, there will be a model railway exhibition in the car park, plus an illustrated talk on Lincolnshire’s railways by Grimsby author and historian Alf Ludlam.