Full steam ahead for WW! carriage in Skegness

The restored carriage on the LCLR track.
The restored carriage on the LCLR track.
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A grant donated by People Millions has helped transform a WW1 carriage to be unveiled this weekend.

The revamped disability adapted carriage will help transport users back to WW1. The unveiling takes place on Saturday at Lincolnshire Coast Light Railways’s Gala in Skegness Water Leisure Park. A grant of around £43,000 was donated as part of the People’s Millions Fund of the National Lottery in order to restore the wagon. Skilled volunteers from LCLR Historic Vehicles Trust worked with contractors to give the carriage its new lease of life. Major J.A. Robins passed away last July, and

was the first president of LCLR Historic Vehicles Trust so a diesel locomotive has been named in his honour. John Chappell is The Railways spokesman and said: “It’s been a year of unprecedented progress, and we’re keen to share that with the wider public.” For more info visit www.LCLR.co.uk