Spilsby (GNR)

Spilsby Exhibition Layout. For details and availability, please see contact details below.

Spilsby (GNR)


Mike & Andrew Sharpe

Tel: 07977 931747

Email: sharpe_coultra@hotmail.com

Layout name: Spilsby (GNR)

Gauge: 00 Gauge (British)

Layout size: 7.5m x 3m (including barriers & operating space)

Operators: 2/3

Description for program:

Spilsby is a rural market town in a predominantly agricultural area of Lincolnshire. It lies on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and north of the Fens. The railway station stood on a 4 mile long branch line between Spilsby and Firsby Junction where it connected to the main line between Cleethorpes and London.

The railway was opened in 1868 and from 1890 was operated by the Great Northern Railway. Passenger services were suspended in 1939, at the start of World War II, leaving only a freight service which continued until 1958 when the line was closed.

Locomotives were supplied by Boston Shed with a small single road engine shed at Spilsby station just large enough to hold one tank engine.