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PRESS RELEASE - Planning Applications Approved!


ENPA and NDC the seven planning applications

All of our planning applications required** to extend the railway to Blackmoor Gate and Wistlandpound Reservoir are now approved.

Overall there are seven separate planning applications - as follows:

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Trevor's Last Train Saturday 17th March


Saturday 17th March:

Trevor Buck's ashes were tody scattered at Woody Bay by the 3.00pm train

RIP Trevor we will miss you.

Photo by Dave Hallett


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HELP - General Manager's Equipment Fund


A new hole in the ground!

Now we have much larger rolling stock, the inspection pit at Woody Bay has become awkward to use, being too small, obstructed and no longer suitable for servicing the vehicles we now have.

Given that we also have our Baldwin LYN, we do need decent access underneath for lubrication and inspection on a frequent basis. The heritage carriages also need clear access for inspection and maintenance which with our present pit is slow, awkward and time-consuming. The time has arrived to get stuck in and extend the pit!

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Exmoor's Award Winning Railway


It's official - we are now an award winning railway!

At the HRA Annual Awards Dinner held on the 10th February 2018 at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, The Morgan Award for Outstanding Achievements was awarded to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway for our new-build loco LYN and her associated carriages. We always knew it - but now everyone else knows it too.

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Easy Money for the L&B


L&BR Trust Member David Cameron has some thoughts regarding fundraising:

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Work in Progress: 15th March



Roadworks TriangleA 'normal day’!

An early spring day with sunny intervals. The train was running for the visitors, volunteers were busy progressing various projects, LYN was undergoing tests and the new enlarged inspection pit is nearing completion.

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March Signalling update


On Monday 26th February Don Newnham and Dick Gunn were busy sorting out the locking and wire runs for the new UP signal - the shunting signal for engines moving the "wrong way" along the down platform.

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March 2018 Winter Working Weekend



Roadworks TriangleMarch Winter Working Weekend!

Details for the working weekend - Friday 23rd- Sunday 25th March:

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Work in Progress: 8th March



Roadworks TriangleAfter the snow ... and good news!

The very heavy snow in South West England last week severely disrupted travel. Lynton was cut off for a few days and consequently no one made it to Woody Bay so there was no WIP report

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Planning Application News



Our planning applications to extend the railway to Blackmoor Gate and Wistlandpound Reservoir have been approved by our two local authorities, Exmoor National Park and North Devon Council

Overall there are seven separate planning applications. These are as follows:

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