Railways Exhibition

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Browse photographs, artefacts and maps relating to railways in North & North East Lincolnshire at a free exhibition to mark the 175th anniversary since their arrival in Grimsby.

The exhibition will feature images of locomotives, stations, and signal boxes. Among the items on display will be images of Weelsby Road Level Crossing and the underpass that replaced it in 1933.

There will also be a chance to see rare photographs of Grimsby Docks Station, New Holland Pier Station and Cleethorpes Station, as well as some of Grimsby’s signal boxes, including Garden Street, Wellowgate and Cleethorpe Road.

The exhibition takes place in the Bremerhaven Room at Grimsby Town Hall on Thursday, 6th April, 10am to 4pm.

For more information call North East Lincolnshire Archives on (01472) 325389.

Photo: The Wellowgate Signal Box in 1993. A Fiesta XR2 is waiting for a Regional Railways diesel unit (57366) to pass through. North East Lincolnshire Archives: Hugh Winfield Collection.

Wellowgate Signal Box 1993

The railways played a key role in the development of the town as the world’s greatest fishing port, as the use of steam locomotives facilitated the rapid transportation of fresh fish to London and other major conurbations. As this exhibition will show, the railways also played a central role in the growth of both Cleethorpes and Immingham.

Adrian Wilkinson Archivist, Lincs Inspire