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Lyn Project in the News

Feb
26
2009

IN a bid to recapture the Golden Age of Steam, a replica locomotive is to be built for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway — and enthusiasts will be able to buy shares in the project.

So reports the North Devon Journal.  Click on the NDJ logo below for the full story ...

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Work in Progress - Monday 23rd February

Feb
23
2009

Today there was Martyn and three of the IOW gang and Ali H who with some assistance from Stuart managed to get the track work almost finished for the start of the 2009 season

 

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Work in Progress - Sunday 22nd February

Feb
23
2009

The major track-bash weekend aided by some excellent mild and dry weather (such a contrast to the snow of two weekends ago!), continued today with further track remodelling at the Lynton end of Woody Bay Station.

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Work in Progress - Saturday 21st February

Feb
22
2009

Although work was started earlier in the week the major track-bash got into its stride today. One of the new regauged turnouts was installed into the shed road on the Welsh Side. As the day closed the point was ballasted ready for the second point to be installed on the Sunday.

Martyn Budd had the usual assistance provided by the stalwarts from the Isle Of Wight, the Dorset Group and the Devon Group.

Teresa Flewellen provided home made soup, cake and cups of tea to sustain the volunteers throughout the day.

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Work in Progress - Friday 20th February

Feb
20
2009

Two images from Friday morning's efforts at Woody Bay.  Everyone is very busy on various tasks around the site. with two major trackside projects reaching fruition: 

1. Volunteers relaying the crossover in front of the stock shed.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 19th February

Feb
19
2009

We began the major track-bash weekend today at Woody Bay Station with a vast shunt around of almost every item of rolling stock. Needing to keep the platform roads clear as well as access to the shed, Martyn Budd using Hunslet Diesel 'Heddon Hall' managed to shunt all the wagons and carriages to stable either in the headshunt, running line (carriages), or the tool vans to the transhipment siding ready for use in the turnout regauging project.

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Your Railway needs YOU!

Feb
19
2009

There is still much to be done before the L&B can open on 1st March.

As always, a few more volunteers will always be appreciated, either helping with the track, or with a multitude of other tasks that need to be done prior to opening.

 If you can help with your railway, please, please make an effort and come to join us with:

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Extension work begins

Feb
18
2009
No - not (yet) the trackbed extension towards Parracombe, but the shed extension towards Lynton. 

After recent work by volunteers to clear the area immediately behind the stock shed at Woody Bay of stored equipment, and the removal of several wagon-loads of Devon soil, work began yesterday (17 February) on the erection of two additional bays.  The original planning permission, granted in 2003, was for a shed 8m by 35m. The current shed was built to 25m and the remaining 10m is now being added.

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Train Service 2009 information online

Feb
13
2009

The 2009 L&B timetable is available here and can also be downloaded as a PDF file.  The page is also accessible from the Service Information link on the top left menu on the Visitors page, and via the site map.

 

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Work in Progress - Thursday 12th February

Feb
12
2009

After a delay due to the heavy snow last weekend, work began on the digging out behind the stock shed for the extension section.

One digger was driven through the shed to excavate the earth bank at the rear of the shed, tipping the spoil into a works train of a bogie open wagon and diesel loco Heddon Hall.

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