Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

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Welcome To Our Railway

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Skegness Water Leisure Park,     Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, PE25 1JF

LCLR celebrates its 60th Anniversary during Covid pandemic

The original LCLR opened at Humberston, Cleethorpes, on 27th August 1960. In 1985 it had to move and opened in Skegness in 2009. Plans to celebrate it`s 60th anniversary were scuppered by the Covid 19 pandemic. However the railway was able to privately recreate the opening train of 1960 with the same Simplex locomotive "Paul" and socially distanced volunteers from the railway staff.

The first train to operate on the LCLR Humberston on 27th August 1960.

A recreation of first train - 27th August 2020.

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (LCLR) is a 60 cm narrow gauge heritage railway, approximately 0.75 miles long, situated in Ingoldmells at the award winning Skegness Water Leisure Park on the beautiful Lincolnshire Coast. On our summer operating days you can ride in one of our historic railway carriages, pulled by either one of our historic diesel locomotives, or on steam days (see dates opposite) by our Peckett steam locomotive "Jurassic". The diesel locos are based on designs for WW1 trench railways, which later powered transport for agriculture and industry throughout Lincolnshire and the wider world. Our steam locomotive "Jurassic" was built in 1903 and spent her working life at a cement works in Southam, near Rugby. Following restoration at the LCLR she returned to steam in mid 2017.

Our collection of historic WW1 trench railway vehicles are demonstrated on gala days, and can normally be viewed on operating days. More details of the collection on the LCLR Historic Vehicles Trust page.

** Classic Wheels - Sun 20th Sept 2020 - Cancelled **

Classic Wheels car show

Due to the Coronavirus health crisis this event has been cancelled for this year.

Please come and see Classic Wheels in 2021!



LCLR honoured at 2020 Heritage Railway Association Awards

For the second consecutive year the LCLR has been nominated for an award in the small groups section at the Heritage Railway Association Awards, and on both occasions it has achieved a runners up place.

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Mayor of Skegness & Jolly Fisherman wave green flag to start 10th anniversary gala

The gala, on 13th July 2019, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the LCLRs opening in the Skegness Water Leisure Park was opened by two very special guests: The Mayor of Skegness Cllr. Mark Dannatt and Skegness favourite The Jolly Fisherman.

East Midlands Railway Official visits LCLR

16th Jan 2020

Dexter Atkins (in centre), Regional & Partnership Marketing Executive for East Midland Railway, met with LCLR`s John Chappell (l) and Chris Bates (r) to discuss mutual areas of interest whilst enjoying a ride on our railway.

Ex Skegness Brickworks Simplex locomotive nears completion.

3rd Jan 2020 For more on this loco see below:

New locomotive arrives at LCLR

24th April 2019

The LCLR took delivery of a second Simplex, similar to "Sark", powered by a 40 Hp Deutz F3 912 engine which had also worked at the Bolton Fell peatworks in Cumbria. It is numbered "T3" and was purchased by a private individual. (Photo - © Mike Newbold)

New Saddle Tank for "Jurassic"

18th Feb 2019

The brand new saddle tank for the Trust’s steam locomotive “Jurassic”, which has been fabricated at Statfold Engineering.​The new tank has been riveted as per the original tank which dated from 1903. The tank is expected back at Skegness in mid March.