Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicles Trust

caring for historically important railway vehicles at the LCLR - (Charity Registration Number 514443).

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The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicles Trust (LCLRHVT) is responsible for the restoration and maintainance of an historically important collection of ex WW1 narrow gauge trench railway vehicles based at the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (LCLR) in Skegness Lincolnshire UK. Members also operate trains on the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway during the summer months - see LCLR Operating Days.

Regular working parties are held at Skegness - if you would like to join the Trust and help our small, friendly band of enthusiastic railway volunteers maintain our historic railway vehicles, or operate trains on the LCLR, please contact us for details via the contact us page of this site.

Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Jurassics` return to steam

8th June 2016

The historic steam locomotive, Jurassic, built in 1903, will return to steam on the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway in the Skegness Water Leisure Park, thanks to a grant of £43,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) it has been announced today.

Read more HERE

Steady progress on boiler restoration!

28th April 2016

Our boiler engineer visited the North Norfolk Boiler shop and reported good progress ... see more Click HERE.

Foundation Ring fabricated

15th Feb 2016

NNR have recently fabricated a new foundation ring for "Jurassic"s firebox. The rebuild is now underway - We welcome further volunteers to help us get the bottom half of the loco ready for the return of the boiler! Contact us via "Contact" tab.

Work begins on "Jurassics" boiler at Weybourne.

22nd October 2015

Photograph showing the boiler shell inside the works after the inner firebox has been removed. The next stage is an assessment by the boiler inspector to agree what work needs to be done. More pics click Link

Steam set to Return to LCLR.

25th February 2015

Following "Jurassics" boiler lift from its frames on 26th January 2015, it was despatched by lorry to North Norfolk Railway Engineering at Weybourne on 25th Feb 2015.

Work on the bottom half of the loco is on going at Skegness.

Breaking News! - June 2014

Work started on June 18th 2014 dismantling "Jurassic" ready for a boiler lift.

Pictures of this can be seen on the "Jurassics Progress" page on this site.

"Jurassic" to steam again!

A formal agreement was reached with the LCLR company, in April 2014, which allows for the full restoration of the iconic Peckett locomotive "Jurassic". Members of the LCLRHVT have begun fund raising to achieve this, and are hopeful that the loco could be in steam within 3 years.

If you would like to know more about the restoration of "Jurassic"

How to find the LCLR

Leave Skegness on A52 northwards towards Mablethorpe. In 2.5 miles turn left into Walls Lane in Ingoldmells. The LCLR is on Skegness Water Leisure Park (SWLP) about 800 metres down Walls Lane. Please call in at the Parks Reception Office to collect a code for the automatic entry barriers. Please keep this code as it will be needed to exit the Park.

There is a regular bus service from Skegness Interchange with a bus stop on Walls Lane corner. The pedestrian entrance to SWLP is app 600 metres along Walls Lane.


Site Views


LCLRHVT Gala 2016

16th July 2016

The annual gala on 16th July 2016 was our best yet, in terms of visitor numbers and variety of stock in action.The newly restored accessible carriage was in service for the first time, along with rebodied loco "Wilton"and a number of goods wagons.

Platform handrails painting day

13th March 2016

The handrails on the station plaform extension received their first top coat of "Buckingham Green"today

Ashover Carriage makeover

13th Mar 2016

Over the winter a small group of volunteers, led by Mike Newbold, has worked in freezing conditions to renovate, sand and repaint the Ashover coach. All window glass has been replaced with toughened glass. Today the coach was pulled out into the sunlight where cleaning and painting the window surrounds was undertaken. At present in "red lead"undercoat it will receive its new topcoats in the next couple of weeks. If you`d like to help you`d be very welcome!

Water tower under construction.

3rd October 2015

In preparation for the return to steam of "Jurassic" a water tower is being built. "Sark" is seen here delivering the tank ready for the builders to position on the brick tower.

"Classic Wheels" & LCLR Gala 2015

20th Sept 2015

The SWLP & LCLR staged a joint transport & railway gala on 20th September 2015. There were in excess of 100 classic cars, lorries & motorcycles on show with a bumper days passengers on the LCLR.

Click for images. 

New LCLR station building.

8th July 2015

A welcome sight for our platform staff and our customers is the new wooden station building taking shape at the LCLR. The station is to be renamed "Walls Lane" on completion.  Click For  more photos.

The two Class D bogies return - see "Peoples Millions" section.

8th July 2015



July 2015

It was with great regret that the Trust learned earlier this year of the passing of its founding President, Major J.A. “Tubby” Robins.




New diesel locomotive (seen above) for LCLR

Friday 1st August 2014.

The LCLR took delivery of a new locomotive on Friday 1st August 2014. Bought for use on the LCLR by a private individual the loco came from the now closed Belton Peat Works in Cumbria. It is a 1940s Simplex fitted with a Deutz air cooled 3 cylinder engine - and ELECTRIC START!

Also obtained from same source were two wagons for use by the railways PW dept.

Photo Charters

October 2, 2013

The first photographic charter was held at the LCLR on 13th September 2013. The WW1 trench railway vehicles were hauled in various train formations by Simplex locomotives of the LCLR. Access was available to the whole of the line, which is not generally possible on ordinary running days, and the feedback from the 15 photographers who attended was most encouraging - we hope to operate similar charters soon.

LCLRHVT members line up for the camera following a gala day in 2009.