Louth to Bardney: Volume one (Branch Lines of East Lincolnshire – series)

by A J Ludlam

Published by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

This is the latest version of Alf Ludlam’s work which is currently the principal book to detail the background to this small branch line within the GNR’s Lincolnshire railway system. The Louth to Bardney line was not one of the GN’s own making, and it originally started life as the Louth to Lincoln Line and set up as a separate company, which was a financial problem from the start. The line was eventually bought out by the GN for less than half the amount it cost to build and never made anything close to the money that it was first projected in the heady days of the third railway boom in 1866.

The book is slim, but an interesting read and is typical of Ludlum’s other Lincolnshire railway titles and definitely worth having on your shelf if interested in the GN’s Lincolnshire stock.

This book has also been published by the Oakwood Press in their Locomotion Papers Series N0 150 in two separate versions (these Ludlam co-authored with W B Herbert