Jurassic hauls first trains in 32 years at Skegness

THE Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway’s Peckett 0-6-0ST Jurassic is to haul its first passenger trains in nearly a third of a century on September 17.

Restored with the help of £43,000 in Lottery funding, Jurassic, No. 1008 of 1903, will run on the line during the Classic Car & Bike Show at the Skegness Water Leisure Park. The show will raise funds for the Skegness lifeboat station and the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.

No. 8842 Jurassic with ex-Ashover Light Railway coach and accessible carriage leaving south loop. Dave Enefer/LCLR

The former Southam Cement Works quarry locomotive was bought by the LCLR to run on its original line at Humberston, but went into storage when it closed in 1985.

Work to repair the boiler, the smokebox and the firebox was contracted out to the North Norfolk Railway’s workshops at Weybourne.

It has successfully operated two days of trial trains.

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