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Work in Progress - Thursday 23rd April

Apr
24
2009

Diesels in action at Woody Bay

With Hunslet Diesel HEDDON HALL busy working the passenger train today, a couple of shunting moves of the Box Vans and Bogie Flat wagon required small Motor-rail Simplex diesel TITCH to be started up for a very rare occasion and used to shunt the wagons to the loading dock. A lunchtime works train also ran with HEDDON HALL taking the ballast wagon and a small flat to Killington Lane.

Photos: Nigel Thompson 

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Eric Leslie visits Woody Bay

Apr
20
2009

 

Eric Leslie came up to Woody Bay over Easter (18 April) with his wife and daughter. It was the first time he had been able to get up to the Station since he suffered a stroke last November. Everyone was delighted to see him and we all hope that he makes a complete recovery in the fullness of time.

 

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Work in Progress - Thursday 16th April

Apr
18
2009

Todays main task was to concrete the floor in the shed extension. Several volunteers helped with this important project which after a hard days toil fighting time against the setting cement was finally completed and with the wagons and tools all washed by 1700.

 

 

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Join Online - Beta Testing Continues

Apr
14
2009

 


Ready to give it a try?  Click Here

UPDATE: 24 April 2009, 23:30

The online membership processing is still in beta testing, but is working, although with some bugs. 

After completing the application form, a screen will show details of your application. Do not worry if it shows no membership price - this will appear on the next - payment - screen!

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Work in Progress - Easter Weekend, 2009

Apr
14
2009

To some people Easter, is a time to go to church to remember the cruxification and resurrection of Jesus. To others it is a time for eating Hot Cross Buns and Chocolate Eggs. To some it is to take a walk in the countryside, visit the seaside or enjoy the thrills of a Theme Park. It may also be a time to catch up with the decorating of that spare room or to carry out various projects in the garden.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 9th April

Apr
10
2009

Despite a very poor weather day at Woody Bay, progress continued indoors within the new shed extension. The shed floor area in the extension will be concreted soon and some of the gang were tasked with installing the full shuttering around.

Meanwhile, two wagons in the shed were worked on: Ex MOD bogie flat (being converted to a replica of L&B bogie open No.12) had some of the wooden tongue and groove sides cut to length and fitted, and Bogie Open No. 54 had a new section of planks prepared to replace the damaged and rotting floor.

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Visit to Woody Bay - Sunday 5th April

Apr
06
2009

Nigel Thompson took a day off from the usual work parties in order to sample Woody Bay as a visitor whilst showing around a small group visiting from the Mid-Hants Railway. As always, Nigel took his camera along,and here are the results:  


 

1. AXE departs with the four carriage train at 1030

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Work in Progress - Thursday 2nd April

Apr
02
2009

With improving weather today as the early mist gradually departed, the "Thursday Gang" constructed the wooden fence and path leading to the visitors' shed viewing area. In the morning, part of the gang carted several wheelbarrow loads of stone and dust to form the path, whilst others secured wooden rails onto the rail posts which had been installed last week.

Photos: Nigel Thompson

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Work in Progress - Thursday 26th March Pt 2

Apr
02
2009

Last week, the Tuesday Gang was joined by Chris Dadson, who as well as joining the gang, was also able to take a few additional photos, including one of regular local reporter, Nigel Thompson ...

1. Nigel Thompson - in front of the camera for a change!

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Work in Progress - Thursday 26th March

Mar
26
2009

The main work today for the Thursday Gang was to install several old rails as fence posts in the ground in a line above the bank to form the shed viewing area for the visitors. The holes were dug and the rails cut to length before being dropped into place, lined and levelled and then cemented in. A works train brought the sand & aggregate mix alongside the site. 

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