East Lincolnshire Railway Line
Last week of operation 1970 - 4

(photo the Howe collection)
Approaching Alford Town station from the south.

(photo the Howe collection)
Alford Stations up platform showing platform canopy strengthened with lengths of rail.

(photo the Howe collection)
Alford Town signalbox on end of up platform.

(photo the Howe collection)
Louth South signalbox on the south end of the up platform (no.3) seen from Grimsby bound train. Platform 4
had been at rear of box and served the Bardney and Mablethorpe branches. The wasteland beyond was the
site of 40C Louth shed which closed in late 1950`s.

(photo the Howe collection)
This is the down platform (no.2) at Louth station. Access to the up platform (no3) was by
means of the subway situated under the canopy. Until early 1950`s there had been an overall
roof similar to that at Firsby.

(photo the Howe collection)
North Thoresby stations up platform seen from train.

(photo the Howe collection)
Goods Junction Grimsby. A tight left hand curve (much wheel noise!) led into Grimsby Town Station.
The GNR goods depot is seen on right of box. This was the route to Grimsby Docks taken by the fish trains.

(photo the Howe collection)
Scene from dmu crossing Garden St. level crossing about to enter platform 2 at Grimsby Town
station - the usual platform for ELR arrival/departures


DavesRailpics would like to thank Michelle Howe for sending
these historic photos and allowing their publication on this site.