The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicles Trust (LCLRHVT) have been successful in their bid for funding from ITV’s people’s millions lottery funded project.
The group of enthusiasts were handed a cheque for £43,400 by ITV’s Calendar recently as they won their ‘vote off’ against the Hull Trench Project.
The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway found at the Water Leisure Park on Wall’s Lane, Ingoldmells, near Skegness, aims to protect railway heritage.
For over fifty years a small band of enthusiasts have cared for the collection of ex World War One DLR vehicles and their campaign to gather support for £43,000 to get a carriage restored with disabled access has been fulfilled.
Spokesman for the group, John Chappell said: “Through the Skegness Standard, we would like to thank all the people of Skegness who voted for us and supported us. We hope to start work on the projects fairly quickly and will let you know as and when progress is made.”
The project will return to use an unrestored Class D chassis into a carriage specifically adapted for wheel chair users to be able to get on board and enjoy the travel experience.
This will also help families with prams and push chairs to ride on the train.
The work will be designed and supervised by members of the LCLRHVT and some done by specialist local contractors.
Once operational, the coach will be used on trains manned by local voluntary members of the LCLRHVT.