28 April 2009

LCLR Reborn

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (LCLR) is getting ready to re-open its tracks to the public after being closed for almost a quarter of a century. The first day's operation is Sunday 3 May. Significantly, those heading to the former site between Cleethorpes and the Humberston Fitties chalet park will find no evidence of miniature steam engines, for the new LCLR has moved 40 miles down the coast to Skegness.

There will be full details of this historic event in the next LEYTR magazine.

Operational dates for the LCLR throughout the summer are detailed below:

Sunday 24 May, Sundays 19/26 July, Sundays 2/9/16/23 & 30 August.

Further information can be found on the LCLR's website (please click here).

We've been out with our LEYTR camera snapping the new station today (click on pictures for larger versions). (PW/GL)

The new Lakeview station

Lakeview station looking towards the engine shed

The LCLR's line heads off to the left (behind the light aircraft) and runs alongside the airstrip. The Engine Shed can be seen in the distance on the right