Cleethorpes
August 7, 2020 12.47 pm

Unseen vintage photos emerge of Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

The pictures date back to 1962

Photos of the old Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway in Cleethorpes have been unearthed, detailing the history of the train line.

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway was built in 1958, in Humberston near Cleethorpes.

It opened in 1960 and operated until 1985, before being moved for a reopening in the Skegness Water Leisure Park in 2009.

The new railway is now in Ingoldmells. Photo: Michael Prior/CCLR/LCLR

Staff at both the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway and the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway asked people to send in any old photos of the railway that they had.

The boys enjoying their ride on the LCLR’s locomotive No. 1. Photo: Michael Prior/CCLR/LCLR

Incredibly, after a clear out of old cupboards during COVID-19 lockdown, some never before seen photos were found.

Michael Prior, now 78, took the pictures back in the summer of 1962 when he worked at the YMCA in Humberston.

the railway ran through Cleethorpes until 1985. Photo: Michael Prior/CCLR/LCLR

Michael remembered the “photogenic” qualities of the LCLR’s steam locomotive ‘Jurassic’, which had an open carriage for passengers to ride in.

Some of these photos were found during a home clear out! Photo: Michael Prior/CCLR/LCLR

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