Saturday, 28 February 2009

Louth Railway Station

Louth would make a great model, if someone has the space. It was situated on the old Great Northern main line from Grimsby down through the centre of Lincolnshire to Boston, Peterborough and London. It carried large amounts of goods traffic to/from Grimsby, Immingham and Scunthorpe. In its hayday had an overall roof, served two branch lines, had a small engine shed with turntable, there was also extensive goods sidings with a large goods shed. Through traffic included fish from Grimbsy, iron ore for Scunthorpe, coal from Immingham, passenger trains to/from London, mail trains plus all other pickup goods, local passenger workings. Too bigger project for me but it is a little known line that is crying out for someone to pick up the baton.

I took a series of photos of Stations on the East Lincs line during late 70's/early 80's. I cannot state exact dates but the 6 colour slides of Louth do have 1979 penciled on them but I'm not convinced this is correct.

If anyone is interested there are more photos of Louth and other station on the East Lincolnshire Line at:
and a more extensive collection of photos at,
other lines in the area,

There was also an article on Louth in the February 95 Steam Days magazine.

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