THE Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has been in mourning for pioneer and prolific author Alf Ludlam, who has died at the age of 77 after losing a short battle with cancer.
Described as a an extremely gifted artist, musician, author and public speaker, Alf passed away in St Andrew’s Hospice in his home town of Grimsby on June 6.
Alf had a passion for railway heritage and was involved with the local Grimsby-Louth Railway Preservation Society from its inception.
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He strongly believed Lincolnshire had been sadly neglected by railway publishers, and this inspired him to write a series of books about the county’s railways for Oakwood Press.
He also went on to become a regular contributor to historical railway magazines.
LWR colleague Phil Eldridge said: “Over the years, Alf had built up a huge collection of historical photographs of railway scenes from all over Lincolnshire.
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