Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
Skegness Water Leisure Park
Walls Lane
Ingoldmells - Skegness
Lincolnshire - U.K.
PE25 1JF.


Image of railway coachThe Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway is the only true narrow gauge railway (as distinct from a miniature railway) on the East Coast of the British Isles.





WW1 Engine







The 60 cm (1’ 115/8”) gauge line has a unique and historically important collection of early English narrow gauge railway carriages and wagons, diesel locomotives and one steam locomotive.


Image of locomotive and rail track
Construction has been under way since the mid-1990’s by a small group of volunteers,
Map of Englandfollowing the closure of the original LCLR and a move from that site at Humberston, south of Cleethorpes, where it had operated from 1960 to 1985. The line had transported holiday makers from a bus terminus (and latterly, a Sunday market) to the Fitties Holiday Camp and Humberston Beach.

The railway has origins in the network of narrow gauge railways which before the development of modern roads, served Lincolnshire’s potato growing industry. The largest was the Nocton Estates Light Railway, seven miles south of Lincoln. Its track and rolling stock came from the trench railways built by the British military in the First World War to take troops and munitions to the front lines.



When the Nocton system was due for replacement by improved roads, a group of railway enthusiasts decided to preserve some of the equipment and convert it for use on a passenger carrying line. They built and opened the LCLR to achieve this.


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Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway is located on Skegness Water Leisure Park, situated about 2 1/2 miles to the north of Skegness. The inviting park also combines Skegness Cable Ski Centre (open to the public), "The Barn" pub and bar, cafeteria, children's area, well stocked fishing venues and much more to compliment your visit.

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