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Axe dedication ceremony announced

Oct
29
2008
The following press release appears in today's online North Devon Gazette:

Bishop will dedicate rebuilt wartime locomotive

 Axe 18 October 2008
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Axe nears completion - Photo Album

Oct
27
2008

Work is continuing on Axe at the Gartell Light Railway at Templecombe in Somerset - in preparation for the forthcoming delivery to Woody Bay in just a few weeks time.

Two recent visits to the workshops show how close the L&B is to having its own steam loco in service, for the first time since 1935.

(Click on any of these images, to see a larger version)

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School holiday service

Oct
27
2008
Trains are running from Woody Bay every day this week - during the school holidays - from 27 October to 2 November.  This will be followed by our Armistice Day service on Tuesday 11 November.  Santa Specials will be running on selected days during December. 

See the L&B Timetable for further details.

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Justine - our latest steam visitor

Oct
26
2008

The L&B's latest visiting loco, "Justine" arrived at Woody Bay on 3 October.  An 0-4-0T built by Jung in 1906, Justine is on loan from the Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway Company and will provide steam traction until the arrival of  the Trusts own loco Axe. Justine will continue to understudy Axe until the loco is properly "run in". Meanwhile, our resident engine Sid requires some attention to its boiler and motion before returni

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Steam Fayre Weekend

Oct
04
2008
This year's end of September steam weekend went very well, particularly being blessed with incredibly nice weather.
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Toilet Block Progress

Sep
18
2008

The Woody Bay toilet block - built on the site of, and in the style of, the original sheds - now has a water-tight slate roof. If all goes to plan the toilet block will be in use very soon. A piece of block work salvaged from the original sheds had the date 1910 inscribed into it. This has been incorporated into the new building together with a new block suitably dated 2008.

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New Wagon & Bogies

Sep
18
2008
The workshops at Bratton Fleming have been busy recently with the regauging from 2'6" of two ex MOD bogies from the stored bogie flat wagons that the railway owns.
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Summer News Update

Aug
12
2008
We have attended six major events in the first half of this year. The funds raised were initially channelled towards completion of the Water Tank Project. However since we completed that job we have been able to divert our funds towards other ventures.
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Coach 4 Enters Service

Jul
29
2008
The fourth new passenger carriage has now entered service on the railway at Woody Bay.
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New Toilet Block Underway

Jul
10
2008
Work on Woody bay Station's new toilet block is now underway with the first important step - the footings, having now been dug and filled with concrete.
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