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L&B uniform buttons now available



As well as being an attractive and collectable item, these will add the finishing touch to Guards, Porters, Drivers, Firemen, Station Masters staff uniforms.

The buttons are die-stamped and manufactured in two-parts - just like the originals. The back is a stock standard-size produced from existing dies/tools. The base metal is a copper alloy and the button finished in nickel electroplate.

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From Steel to Wheel – a story of FAITH


The work of the L&B's Resident Engineer, John Uphill often features in our Work in Progress Reports.  But what many will not know is that as well as keeping the L&B operating, in his “spare time”, John has built a steam locomotive from scratch.

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Footplate Experience days 2018



Regret there will be no more Footplate Experience days until AXE returns to service after undergoing a 10 year overhaul. Hard to believe but AXE has been in service now for 10 years!

Also, Footplate Rides regret these will be available only as "pay on the day".


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Easy Money for the L&B Railway Trust


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

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Work in Progress: 14th December



Roadworks TriangleWintry showers, but track work must progress...

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Work in Progress: 7th December



Roadworks TriangleHeavy and Light Work Today - and some in between!

This week's report comes from Roger Bye.

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Work in Progress: 30th November



Roadworks TriangleHi-tech tamping and low-tech grafting!

This week's report is from Nigel Thompson and Roger Bye.

The cold but sunny weather was ideal for some more "jacking and packing" of the track.

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The L&B wins again!


Wednesday 29th November. L&B team win local railway quiz.

At the Rising Sun Umberleigh, an L&BR Devon Group team led by Nigel Thompson won the Annual Railway Quiz organised by the Tarka Rail Association.

Conquering the other local teams from Bideford, Dartmoor Railway, Umberleigh History and Railway Society and as well as the Tarka Rail Association.

Questions on a variety of railway topics were compiled by former L&BR Volunteer Philip Shelton together with a picture location quiz by Andy Hedges.

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100 Club November Draw



100 Club


The latest L&BRT 100 Club winners have been announced:
See HERE for details. 


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Report November 2017 Winter Working Weekend Part 2



Roadworks TriangleOrange Army Weekend Part 2!

James Bloomfield was also at Blackmoor this weekend and has sent us this set of photos

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Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

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