North Lincolnshire has seen many different railway companies since the 1840s - plus nationalised British Railways. But new ground was broken recently.
For rail campaigner Paul Johnson tells us that a train from the other end of the country has paid a visit.
Due to vandalism of a single car 153 passenger train set, a spare unit in Great Western Railway livery has been acquired by the Northern company and is now operating the Cleethorpes to Barton-on-Humber service.
"So we have a Northern service, worked by Cleethorpes-based TPE (Trans Pennine) crew, using a GWR train," says Paul.
The unit would have travelled through the Brigg area on its way to Cleethorpes.
Just as bird watchers get excited by rare sightings so do members of the train-loving fraternity, us included!
Paul rightly suggets that the GWR train's visit to this part of the network could feature in a testing quiz question.
Picture credit: David Barrett.