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


Sat 15th June 2024 - Diesel Day

In 2020 we managed to run all 8 of our Simplex diesels. Now we have another one! Can we manage 9? Why not come and find out? Demonstration trains and passenger trains - note that passenger trains will include "Wilton" & "Major" topping & tailing with the older locos. Normal fares apply. Why not enquire about LCLRHVT membership which gives free all day travel and possibility of lineside access for photography?


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.


Site visit to view progress on new station

1st May 2024

Nicola Dicker, contract manager for the South East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership, visited the LCLR today to view the progress on the new station site at the LCLR`s south loop. 


Skegness Schoolchildren show way ahead for LCLR.

18th Oct 2023

A successful visit by Year Three pupils of Richmond School in Skegness has shown the way ahead for the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway to build relationships with the area’s schools and the communities they serve.


Levelling Up Grant to help fund new station on LCLR

30th June 2023

The LCLR is to receive a grant from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund which with match funding from the railways hosts, The Skegness Water Leisure Park, will allow for a new station and interpretation centre at the present South Loop on the railway.


Coronation Weekend Trains

Jurassic was in steam on Sun 7th May, complete with Coronation Headboard. 


LCLR Chairman Richard Shepherd taking delivery of newly upholstered seats, from Russ at Windale Furnishings in Skegness, for the restoration of Ashover No1 coach at the railway. The fabric was sourced by the railway and is a genuine railway pattern. Windale Furnishings then offered to reupholster the seats as their contribution to the restoration of our historic coach. The LCLR is very grateful for this extremely kind gesture and we look forward to being able to offer them a ride in the completed coach very soon!


"Queen Mary" carriage wins 2023 HRA award!

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway has been awarded the ‘MORGAN AWARD FOR ROLLING STOCK PRESERVATION’ for its "Queen Mary" coach restoration. Well done to all concerned!

 

The "Queen Mary" coach (next to locomotive) in use on Sat 4th June 2022


Generosity of Skegness Window Firm Speeds Coach Restoration!

Restoration of our near-century old railway carriage, Ashover 1, has been boosted by the generosity of Piper Windows, a local firm of window manufacturers, who have donated the safety glass necessary to re-glaze the vehicle’s windows. Read More


NGRS visit to LCLR - 18th Sept 2021

The NGRS paid a visit to the LCLR 2 weeks after our public running season had finished. We were able to demonstrate some of our WW1 trench railway vehicles on the line for the first time in two years and it was a very enjoyable day - with great weather!