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Work in Progress - 17th December

Dec
17
2009
With General Manager Martyn Budd away attending a funeral, the last Thursday work party before Christmas saw the gang enjoying a more relaxed day than usual.  However, Martyn had left instructions to tidy up the ballast, so despite the very cold easterly wind a majority of the gang wandered down the line to carry out this task.

Photos and Text Nigel Thompson


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North West Area Group attend Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers Exhibition

Dec
17
2009
The L&B North West Area Group had an L&B display/sales stand at the recent Wigan FRM exhibition. This is now generally regarded as THE premier show in the North West of England. It attracts some superb model layouts from all around the country, and is extremely well attended. TV personality Pete Waterman was in attendance throughout both days, signing copies of his latest book on railway modelling, and clearly enjoying the various model displays.
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Work in Progress - 10th December

Dec
17
2009
A bit later than usual, but Thursday evening, our "roving reporter" Nigel had 'a date' and with a squash match on Friday evening as well as lots of work/deliveries in the usual busy run up to Christmas, it all got a bit delayed.

Three gangs at work this week with some volunteers working at Woody Bay in the shed on carriage 4 and the 7.25" gauge garden railway whilst other volunteers spent the morning with Martyn Budd in superb bright weather down at Killington Lane.

Photos and commentary: Nigel Thompson
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Woody Bay - or Sodor???

Dec
10
2009

A recent visitor to Woody Bay and the L&B Santa Specials records the happy event  today in the North Devon Journal:

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Work in Progress - 3rd December

Dec
03
2009

A cold day with wintery showers faced the Thursday gang outdoors today. The sensible ones (Dave T, Jim, Brom, Martin A, and Stuart) managed to find jobs and tasks inside the warm, dry shed such as repairing and painting the carriages, whilst the gullible ones (Nigel, Dave B, Richard and Robin E), were foolish enough to volunteer to travel down the line to Killington Lane in the works train with Martyn and the dogs to finish off the fiddly bits left over from last weekend's trackbash.

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Trackbash Weekend - Sunday Photos

Nov
25
2009

Daily photographic reports have been posted here throughout the weekend - thanks to all those who took part, and also to those who took the time to take and submit their photos for this news item. 

All of you are owed a big thank you from all the "other" Members of the L&B!


This autumn’s trackbash, with visiting members from the IOW Railway, took place over the weekend  of Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th November

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Nov
25
2009

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L&B Christmas shopping at Woody Bay and online

Nov
23
2009

Did you know that as well as the railway-related goods available from the Woody Bay shop (and online from THIS LINK), every Christmas present you buy online can help the L&B, at NO cost to you?

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Work in Progress - 19th November

Nov
20
2009

Steady progress this week on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway at Woody Bay.

Earlier in the week, fresh ballast was dropped along the shoulders of various sections of the line, using a works train of HEDDON HALL and the ballast hopper.

Building up the shoulders of ballast helps to keep the formation in place as well as providing material nearby for the ongoing programme of spot tamping along the line.

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Remembrance Day - 11th November 2009 - Report

Nov
12
2009

A special Remembrance Day event took place at Woody Bay Station this week.

The children of Parracombe School came up to the station for a short service on the 91st anniversary of the exact moment when the guns finally ceased firing at the end of World War One.

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