Early days of pioneering Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (cont)


The volunteer workers in the early days included several youngsters in or approaching their teens, some of whom
remain active members of the LCLR workforce or the LCLR Historic Vehicles Trust. These 1962 volunteers
draped around Jurassic and one of the Ashover carriages at North Sea Lane are thought to be (left to right):
Jim Smith, unknown, Geoff Byman, John “Mick” Allen, (on ground) Dave Yeomans, unknown, Chris Bates.


"Jurassic" with lightly laden open carriage awaits departure from North Sea Lane, giving a good view of the ticket office,
run round loop (points installed in 1960 removed), rewatering arrangements (hosepipe!) and platform furniture.

A most atmospheric view of Jurassic and one of the Ashover carriages at Beach station, clearly showing its position in
relation to the road to the Fitties holiday camp and the beach (a ditch lay between the station and the roadway,
crossed by a wooden footbridge and steps to the road). The distinct sag in the Ashover was corrected
by the fitting of a further torsion bar to join the two assemblies under the wooden frame.

An atmospheric shot of "Jurassic" preparing to propel its train from Beach to North Sea Lane, the run round loop having
been disconnected (possibly in connection with work carried out by the water board). Note the apparently amorous
attention being paid by the fireman to the young lady on the platform!


A truly remarkable view taken in November 1964 with Jurassic in steam with the two Ashover carriages awaiting the arrival of
the LCLR’s then landlords, the members of the Grimsby Rural District Council, who were to inspect the line. The track layout,
locomotive shed, ex-GNR somersault signal and end compartment of the surviving open carriage (the earlier one was scrapped
the previous year) are clearly visible, as is the location in relation to Beacholme Holiday Camp, Anthony’s Bank Road and North Sea
Lane at Humberston are clearly visible. And yes, the campers at Beacholme rally were woken up each day with a
tannoyed “Good Morning Campers”. Hi Di Hi was alive and thriving on the Lincolnshire Coast of the 1960’s!