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Surrey Support Group AGM weekend

Mar
01
2010
The Surrey Support Group of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust will hold its AGM this Saturday, 6th March.  Venue is the clubhouse of the Woking Miniature Railway, Barrs Lane, Knaphill. GU2I 2JW.

The meeting is due to start at 2:00 pm; anyone intending to be there, please try to arrive before this time.

Come along and hear the latest news from Woody Bay. Also, meet the "team", and say what you would like the Group to do to support the railway in the coming year.
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Work in Progress - 25th February

Feb
28
2010

Taking advantage of the railway being closed to the public for a few days, work continued on the drainage ditch across the goods yard area by the concrete stable and the original Gents.

The main job today for the gang was to mix concrete and cement in to secure a ducting pipe across in front of the pedestrian gate. SR bogie open No.28320 with aggregate bags and cement on board was positioned nearby in the loading dock. The gang working as a team mixed cement to wheelbarrow across to the ditch to fix the piping in place.

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Work in Progress - 18th February

Feb
21
2010

Snow was falling all day at Woody Bay today. However it did not settle on the A39 and it was possible for the volunteers and the visitors to reach Woody Bay Station and enjoy steam trains in the snow!

Photos by Nigel Thompson, Dave Tooke (14, 15 & 17) and  Tony Nicholson (16)


 

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Language Translation

Feb
13
2010

Until recently, the L&B website included a select number of pages in languages other than English, for the benefit our overseas visitors.

Unfortunately the software used to manage this facility became unstable and has been taken out of use. To replace this, an automatic translation facility from Google has been added - to choose from over 50 languages, including several using non-Latin alphabets, use the "Select Language" drop-down box on the top right panel of any screen. 

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Work in Progress - 11th February

Feb
13
2010

It was very cold but dry and bright winter weather on Exmoor today for the usual Thursday gang volunteers. Ian Cowling led a small group who went to Wistlandpound to continue the clearance of the trackbed and eventually light some bonfires to burn off some of the trees and undergrowth cleared recently by the IOWR volunteers during their working weekend.
 

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Work in progress - 4th February - Van 23 moves!

Feb
04
2010
 

Today, and for the first time since 1936, Van 23 moved on its own wheels on the L&B.

Only a short trip, moved temporarily from the loading dock to the head shunt whilst new telephone cables were trenched under the siding, but interesting to see it in a new position after all this time.

Dave Took was there to record the event:

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Wistlandpound Weekend in Pictures

Jan
30
2010

Work at Wistlandpound was well under way this weekend, as recorded in these scenes by Tony Nicholson: The Next working weekend will be from March 26th-28th


 

1 . Volunteers on Bridge 52 on Saturday morning examine the task before them, undeterred by the wintry weather...

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Wistlandpound Trackbed Clearance 29th-31st January 2010

Jan
27
2010

 

Bridge 52 - Before and after.

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Yeo's Worksplate sold at Auction

Jan
20
2010
At the Great Central Railwayana Auction held 16th  January 2010, one of Yeo's Manning Wardle Worksplates fetched £6300. 

 

When you consider that there were only ever two of these, the price seems quite reasonable. For more details click here

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Work in Progress - 14th January

Jan
16
2010

Photo: Tony Nicholson
The highest station on the Southern Railway and now the highest working station in England and Wales south of Snowdon (and south of Settle in England) - Woody Bay photographed this morning (14 January).

 


 

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