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

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.


** Special Event - Sat 6th June 2020 **

Motor Rails through the Decades

As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the opening of the LCLR in Humberston, the railway company and the LCLR's Historic Vehicles Trust are presenting a “Parade of Simplexes” on Saturday 6th June 2020.

N.B. There will be NO passenger trains running on this day! Come and see our 9 Motor Rail Simplex locomotives. All available runners will run, some with demonstration trains.

Like to volunteer on our railway - why not ask us during the event - recruiting in all depts.

No entry charge for this event but donations to the LCLRHV Trust can be made on the day.

 


LCLR shortlisted for Top Award!

The LCLR has again been shortlisted for a prestigious award by the Heritage Railway Association in the small groups section.

Read more on the Rail Advent site by clicking Link


Hear about the LCLR on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - Boxing Day

The railways Chris Bates talked to William Wright about the fascinating history of the LCLR on BBC Radio Lincolnshire on Boxing Day 2019, where the presenter describes the railway as "one of the most popular attractions on the Lincolnshire coast". You can listen on the BBC Sounds app by clicking on this Link - then fast forward 1 hr and 15 mins to hear the interview broadcast at 0815 hrs.


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.



LCLRHVT nominated for HRA award!

The LCLR Historic vehicles Trust was nominated for the award in 2019, a great recognition from the UK wide railway preservation movement, of the efforts made by Trust members and all volunteers to get Jurassic running in the Park again. We were runners up on the night - well done to all involved!


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.


"New" photos of LCLR Humberston in 1981

A collection of photos of the old LCLR at Humberston in 1981 have recently come to light. Taken by LCLR volunteer E Draper.


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