2010 Celebrations of 50th Anniversary of the UK’s First Railway built entirely by enthusiasts

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the first railway to be built purely by  enthusiasts and volunteers in the UK – The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway -, it is planned to hold a “LCLR 50” weekend on 4th – 5th September 2010 at the recently re-opened line’s new site at Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 1JF.

Over this Special Weekend, it is hoped to run a diesel hauled service train for passengers with Ashover Light Railway Coach No.2; a demonstration Military Ambulance train, with stock from the trench warfare railways of World War I, owned by the LCLR Historic Vehicles Trust and to re-create the passenger train from the Nocton Estates Light Railway, on which much of the LCLR rolling stock ran before opening at Humberstone, Nr. Grimsby on August 27th 1960. Many photo opportunities will be available on each day, including “Jurassic”, our steam loco currently awaiting restoration.

Full details, including confirmation of events and train times, are available on the LCLR website at www.lincolnshire-coast-light-railway.co.uk and at www.davesrailpics.co.uk (which also has photos of the LCLR going back to August 1960)

Pilots of light aircraft and their passengers who fly in to Skegness Aerodrome (adjacent to the railway) on either day will be given free tickets to ride the trains.

Remaining opening dates for 2010 are August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & 30th and LCLR 50 on September 4th – 5th. Trains normally operate from 11:00 – 15:45 as a minimum on all opening days.


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