The Horncastle and Kirkstead Junction Railway Company
In 1853 a group of far-sighted men local men formed a company to construct a railway from Kirkstead (on the Boston-Lincoln line) to the market town of Horncastle with Woodhall spa as an intermediate station.
Travelling on a train
These paintings by Abraham Solomon illustrate the kind of conditions experienced by travellers on a train around about 1855.
Woodhall Spa station
Some photos of the station:
In a memoir Gillian Jackson (John Wield’s grand-daughter) tells how she and her brother, John, watched the trains going by the bungalow.
Some interesting links:
This page has an animated diagram that shows how the Lincolnshire railway system fitted into the development of a country wide system.
Lincolnshire Railways Gallery: A large collection of photos.