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 our trains on the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway during the summer months - for details see LCLR Operating Days tab.
Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, PE24 1JF.

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.

"Skeggy Simplex" awarded runner up in 2 HRA awards!

April 2021

Runners up for LCLR restoration project for 2 awards in 2021. 

Ex Skegness Brickworks Simplex nears completion

3rd Jan 2020

Following a lengthy restoration LCLRs ex Skegness Brickworks Simplex locomotive moves under its own power.


New tank reunited with "Jurassic"

10th April 2019

The new tank arrived back at Skegness today, and was lifted into place on "Jurassic". The first steaming is expected in next few weeks!

New Saddle Tank for "Jurassic"

18th Feb 2019

The brand new saddle tank for the Trust’s steam locomotive “Jurassic”, which has been fabricated at Statfold Engineering.​The new tank has been riveted as per the original tank which dated from 1903. The tank is expected back at Skegness in mid March.

"Jurassic" returns to steam

3rd Aug 2017 "Jurassic" performs well on a steam test hauling several service trains. It won`t be in regular service however until its air braking system is fitted.

Lining applied to "Jurassic"

21st July 2017

The loco seen receiving its gold lining by a local signwriter. Looks great!

"Jurassic" steals the show at 2017 Gala.

15th July 2017

Our Peckett 0-6-0 locomotive was the star of the LCLR 2017 Gala, although not yet in steam as there are still some final jobs to attend to.


Rebuild of Jurassic nears completion!

24th June 2017

With boiler lagging  now in place and first coat of Brunswick Green gloss applied, it is hoped to reunite the cab and tank with frames during the first week of July.

Jurassic passes steam test

10th June 2017

The boiler inspector visited and gave Jurassic her 10 year boiler certificate today!

Safety valves fitted

3rd May 2017

With boiler pipework and fittings completed it was time to fit the safety valve assembly.

Jurassics boiler reunited with frames

25th January 2017

Jurassics boiler returned to Skegness on 25/1/17 and was placed in the frames. Work will continue on the rebuild and a summer steaming may be on the cards!

GREAT NEWS - Jurassics` boiler passes steam test at NNR!

19th Jan 2017

The boiler was successfully steam tested at the Weybourne works of North Norfolk Railway Engineering and passed with flying colours. It is expected that the boiler will return to Skegness before the end of January.

Jurassics` boiler nearing completion at NNR

17th November 2016

The latest visit to Weybourne works found the boiler was moving into its final stages of restoration

"Jurassic" has dome at last!

5th Nov 2016

"Jurassic"s brass dome was stolen whilst in store after moving from Humberston. A new replacement has just been sourced from a craftsman in Dorset. Looks superb!

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.

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Heritage Emergency Fund awards £10000 to LCLRHVT

This award will allow the railway to connect their new staff cabin to mains water, electricity and sewage..

New Mess Cabin Arrives for volunteers

March 2020

Mess Room facilities arrived recently at the LCLR courtesy of Siemans. This will bring great benefits to the hard working volunteer work force having Mess Room, Kitchen, Locker Room, Shower & Toilet. Many thanks Siemens (and Tim who arranged it!).

"New" archive photos of LCLR at Humberston in 1981

A "new" set of photos of the LCLR has recently come to light - taken by E Draper a volunteer on the line.

New ground frame commissioned

3rd April 2019

Following the renewal of all trackwork at Walls Lane station over the winter, including an extended run round loop, Sark became the first loco over the crossover with a short works train. The semaphore signals will be connected to the frame shortly.

First 3 coach train over LCLR Skegness

15th Aug 2018
This was the first three coach passenger train to run on the line at Skegness. The main purpose was to establish the fouling points on the new south loop, and the check a three coach really would fit in the loop. It did!

Extension to running line nears completion

30th December 2017

The final two track panels, comprising the headshunt beyond the new station site, were laid today. Further ballasting and packing will be done over the Winter as the weather permits.

Addition to 1918 Ambulance Van

7th October 2017

After much research by a Trust member a replica fold up seat has been fitted to our unique WW1 ambulance van.

Class P ration wagon repainted

7th June 2017

The newly painted class P stands in the LCLR workshop at Skegness.

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

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.