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Notice: Competencies

Jul
10
2008

As from Friday 1st August, everyone on the railway working as a Guard, Fireman, Driver or Signalman must have taken and passed the relevant rules assessments for Rule Book issue 3. (This already applies to Controllers).

From this date, for those who have not yet done so, it will be necessary to take the rules assessment prior to carrying out any work in these competencies. This is to ensure the safe working of the railway.

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Devon Action Employers Award 2008

Jul
08
2008
Over the past couple of seasons the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway has been taking part in the Devon Action scheme for teenagers, centred on engineering work carried out through our workshop facility.
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Boiler Steam Test

Jul
07
2008

Axe's boiler was given its first steam test last week which it passed without fault.

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Beer Festival Weekend

Jul
02
2008

The 2008 June Beer Festival weekend at Woody Bay Station, part of the North Devon Festival, made for an enjoyable and successful event.

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Music Festival Photos!

Jun
21
2008
The Lynton & Lynmouth Music Festival weekend organised by LLAMA was again a great success with it be hailed the best festival yet! This was the second year that Woody Bay Station has been included as part of the festival, with another 12 artists playing at the station over the two fun-packed days.
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Axe's Boiler Delivered

May
26
2008
On Friday 23rd May,  Axe's boiler was collected from Israel Newton & Sons Ltd of Bradford. The boiler is now alongside the locomotive in the Gartell Workshop.
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Exmoor Zoo Promotion!

May
20
2008
We have teamed up with our good friends at Exmoor Zoo to offer reciprocal discounts on visitor entry.

If you visit the zoo or the railway, you will get a voucher when buying your tickets, which entitles you to 25% discount on entry to the other attraction. So come and make a day of it with the family and get even more value out of your trip out!
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Victorian Weekend brings in the Visitors

May
16
2008
The 10th & 11th May saw our Victorian Weekend and 110th anniversary. We were greeted on the weekend with some excellent sunny weather, and with it came  a whole host of visitors in Victorian dress.
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Railway AGM

Apr
21
2008
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway's AGMs was held at Lynton Town Hall on Saturday 17th May.  All submitted Motions being approved, business concluded at 2:30 PM.  Next years AGM is to be held in May at a date to be agreed.
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Sid Gets an Air Pump

Apr
20
2008
Our resident steam locomotive 'Sid' is now fitted with a Westinghouse-style air pump. Stuart Wells, the Engineer In Charge at Woody Bay, has spent many hours fabricating and fitting the necessary pipework and connections to make this operational.  This is another significant step as we now do not need to use the air truck to run trains behind this locomotive.
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