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.

Right away as Jurassic passes 2022 boiler test!

Jurassic, our steam loco, passed her annual boiler inspection on Wed 20th April 2022, which means that it`s full steam ahead at the LCLR this summer! Long serving member Chris Bates waves the all clear from the footplate. (pic - Chris Bates)



Mike Gott

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway are deeply saddened to announce the death of one of their longstanding working members, Mike Gott, who passed away suddenly on Saturday 2nd April 2022. Mike began his narrow gauge volunteering with the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway at Humberston as a young schoolboy. He later became a regular at the West Lancs Railway after moving west. He continued to visit the LCLR several times a year driving both steam and diesel traction. In addition to his railway interests Mike was an accomplished Morris Dancer and musician with the Rivington Morris Band. Our condolences to his wife Louise at this difficult time.


Jurassic passes 2021 boiler inspection.

The LCLR is very pleased to announce that our steam loco "Jurassic" passed her annual boiler inspection on 19/5/21. The 2022 inspection is due on 20th April.


2021 HRA ‘RAILWAY OSCARS’ AWARD LCLR’S “SKEGGY SIMPLEX” RUNNER UP IN TWO CATEGORIES!

April 2021


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.


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.


Ex Skegness Brickworks Simplex locomotive nears completion.

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


Volunteers welcome in all areas!

Following on from the designing and construction of our new station building, completed for the 2021 season, there are several exciting new projects planned by the small band of volunteers who meet weekly at the railway. The completion of these projects will add significantly to the railway experience on offer here at Skegness. If you would like to come and help us achieve our plans, meet our small friendly team, help to operate our railway, or find out more please do get in touch via the Contact Link

 

Two of our volunteers work on the track at Airfield Curve on 4th May 2016. Re-sleepering in progress before the running season.


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