Louth to Bardney Branch Line


(authors collection)
Staff pose for the camera at Wragby Junction signalbox just south of Louth station. The level crossing was situated on
Monks Dyke Road, little evidence remains of a railway there today. The junction points are in the foreground,
the branch turned westwards off the ELR here.


(authors collection)
Another picture of Wragby Junction, Louth, dated 1908/9. Ex GCR D9 on up passenger train.


(Photo - Bill Woolhouse collection, LCLR)
The Horncastle Road bridge over the Bardney branch - one of the few remnants of the line still visible in the Louth area.


A copy of entries in the Wragby Junction signalbox register for a day in December 1929


(authors collection)
Hallington station which was the first station from Louth on the branch. Possibly late 1890`s.


(authors collection)
Hallington signalbox.


(Photo - Bill Woolhouse collection, LCLR)
J6 no. 64272 shunts the freight at Donington on Bain on 27th October 1951


(Photo - Bill Woolhouse collection, LCLR)
The electric ticket machine in Donington on Bain signalbox with Donington to Louth ticket on right.


(authors collection)
South Willingham signalbox with train on embankment in distance c.1910


(authors collection)
 East Barkwith station. Again around 1900.


(authors collection)
Another view of East Barkwith station possibly similar date to above.


(photo - courtesy Chris Padley)
A distant view of the railway station at East Barkwith, possibly in the heyday of the railway, when a long walk to the station
was an everyday experience as there was likely to be no alternative!


(authors collection)
Wragby station seen just before the first world war.


(Photo - Bill Woolhouse collection, LCLR)
J11 No. 64320 stands at Bardney station with the 1.50pm train for louth on 23rd August 1951


(Authors Collection)
Bardney station, south - east of Lincoln, where the single line branch over the picturesque
Lincolnshire Wolds from Louth and Wragby joined the Lincoln Woodhall Jcn line.


(Photo - Bill Woolhouse collection, LCLR)
The final passenger train to Bardney stands in platform 1 bay at Louth station on 3rd November 1951.

The Louth to Bardney line closed to passengers in 1951, and to freight from Louth to Donington on Bain in 1956
and finally between Wragby and Bardney in 1960.

Bardney station in 1960s


(photo courtesy of - therailwaynegativeman@live.co.uk)
The  scene at Bardney station in 1960s looking towards Lincoln.


(photo courtesy of - therailwaynegativeman@live.co.uk)
A Cravens unit about to depart Bardney for Lincoln in 1960s.


(photo courtesy of - therailwaynegativeman@live.co.uk)
Derby unit bound for Sheffield via Lincoln and a Cravens unit for Tumby Woodside.


(photo courtesy of - therailwaynegativeman@live.co.uk)
Train for Lincoln leaving Barney station, with sugar factory in background - 1960s.
 

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