The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
official reopening day 3rd May 2009

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway reopened on 3/5/09 at its new site on Skegness Water Leisure Park at Walls Lane, Skegness.

The Jolly Fisherman, an icon of Skegness from GNR days, signs the visitors book for LCLRs Chris Bates.

The Jolly Fisherman poses with Chris Bates and Jim Smith, driver of the inaugural train, both of whom were
volunteer workers with the old LCLR at Humberston near Cleethorpes.

Butlins redcoats and mascot Billy line up with Astling Evison & Jim Smith of the LCLR,
Jolly, and John Chappell of the Water Leisure Park prepares the green flag for departure.

Billy thinks he would like to drive the first train!

Ticket number 0000 for the first passenger (the Mayor of Skegness) displayed by Billy & Jolly.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Skegness join the line up on the platform.

The Mayor and Mayoress sign the LCLR guestbook.

The Mayor of Skegness, Neil Pimperton, makes a short speech and turns to cut the ribbon to formally open the railway
as driver Smith raises his hat during the applause for the Mayor.