‘The role the railways have played in the history of Louth’ – 10th June to 1st August 2015

The role that the railways played in the history of Louth will be the theme of an exhibition which the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society is hosting at Louth Museum in the summer.

For many years Louth was the centre of railway operations in East Lincolnshire and was an important junction on the main line from Boston to Grimsby with branch lines to Mablethorpe and Bardney.

It had its own motive power, engineering and signalling departments all based in Louth and the railway was the largest employer in the district.

The exhibition, which will run from June 10th to August 1st, will feature a wide range of local memorabilia that has been donated to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, along with displays of photographs and story boards illustrating the 123 year history of Louth’s long association with the railway.

Subjects will include Louth station and its engine shed, the East Lincolnshire Line, the Mablethorpe Loop and the Bardney branch, Signal Boxes and Signalling, the Steam Railmotors and the bombing of Louth station in World War Two.

To accompany the exhibition, the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society has produced a series of budget-priced books on the railways of East Lincolnshire, written by Grimsby author and historian Alf Ludlam, which will be on sale in the Museum shop.

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