Lincolnshire Railway Stations – on old picture postcards by Eric Croft



A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes during the past century, with informative captions. Goods traffic had been the rationale behind railway-building in Lincolnshire but by the 1880s the carrying of passengers to the coastal resorts of Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Skegness became a major part of the railway’s trade.  The Great Northern carried almost a quarter of a million visitors to Skegness in the summer of 1882.

The boom years for picture postcards were from 1902-14, coinciding with excellent years for rail travel.  Cards of stations particularly the small, local, ones, are difficult to find however all these displayed in this book are from my own collection and I’m sorry if I have not included your favourite local station but regrettably not all the county’s railway stations in my collection. However there are over 50 here including: Cleethorpes, Market Rasen, Lincoln St Mark’s, Woodhall Spa, Caythorpe, Kirton, Boston, Tallington and Corby.


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