Above: Empty ironstone wagons are taken up the High Dyke branch by Class O2 No. 63932 of Grantham shed in an early 1960s winter scene. The location is bridge No. 1, about a quarter of a mile from Highdyke, where the branch ascends a 1 in 40 gradient.
Photograph taken by Colin Walker; used with the kind permission of Martin Walker.
Mel and John at Tracks through Grantham would like to say ‘thank you’ to our contributors, readers, supporters and friends.
Your help and encouragement throughout 2018 has continued to strengthen the enthusiasm we share for this project.
In 2019 we hope to discover, record and present even more interesting information and stories about the railway people and places of the Grantham area.
We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and send our Best Wishes for a Happy New Year.
Alan Bell has recently been in touch with memories of his father's time on the footplate at Grantham, and some insights into what it was like to grow up in the 1940s and '50s when activity at the Loco and the station could be viewed from your family's allotment.