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Works train - new pictures

May
27
2009

A set of new images - along with descriptions - have been posted on the Works Train page - see here.

Thanks to Nigel Thompson for the photos

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L&B at Eastleigh 100

May
27
2009

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway was represented at Eastleigh 100 - the Southern Railways' Works Centenary Celebrations - over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend by a joint stand between the Surrey Area Group and the 762 Club.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 21st May

May
24
2009

A new party-tent marquee was delivered this week and the Thursday gang were tasked with the job of constructing and erecting the new marquee. This marquee is positioned on the former lower lawn (now a levelled stone area) and during the periods throughout the season that it is erected, provides cover for the visitors using outside tea rooms.

Photos: Nigel Thompson


 

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Work in Progress - Wednesday 13th May

May
15
2009

Membership Matters

Many of the tasks supporting the railway are carried out away from the glare of publicity,and far away from Woody Bay.

Largely going unnoticed but a very important job within the L&B Trust these days is that of the Membership Secretary.

Despite the recent introduction of on-line renewals, most members currently renew in the traditional way posting their cheque with the renewal notice.

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Woody Bay Spring Gala, May 9/10 2009

May
12
2009

Pictures from the Spring Gala are now online: see the Gala Event Page.

If you have any information or pictures from this event that you would like added to this site, then please get in touch through the contacts link below.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 7th May

May
08
2009

Spring Gala preparations

As well as helping erect the marquees at Woody Bay and Moorlands for the Gala, this week the volunteers also completed a full tidy of the site at Woody Bay, including removal of the remaining unsightly building materials from the public areas.

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Call for exhibition volunteers - all areas!

May
04
2009
 

The L&B Devon Group is attending several larger model and railway modelling exhibitions with our L & B Sales stall this year. 

We need volunteers to help run these stalls.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 30th April

May
01
2009

In the morning a tele-handler fork lift was on site to move some stored rails from the overflow car park at Woody Bay onto the bogie flat wagon for eventual storage at Killington Lane. Then after relocating to Killington Lane the fork lift moved a large quantity of stored rail into stacks for easy access prior to their despatch by lorry for resale to another railway.
Back at Woody Bay staff and volunteers were involved in working on a variety of tasks around the railway today:

Photos: Nigel Thompson

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Woody Bay Charter

Apr
25
2009

A group of enthusiasts from all over the country hired the L&B, together with Axe and a goods train, for the day on Monday 20 April (a non-operating day) for a photo charter. 

Tony Nicholson was there to record the scene:


 

1. So what IS the collective noun for "Railway Photographers"???

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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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