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Work in Progress - Thursday 27th August

Aug
27
2009

Taking advantage of General Manager, Martyn Budd's holiday this week, the Thursday gang of two (Nigel Thompson and Richard Willey) were able to have an extra tea break or two during the busy day at Woody Bay. (Don't worry - I won't say anything! - Ed.)

In between these relaxed tea breaks some track maintenance was carried out including fishplate bolt tightening at Killington Lane and in the afternoon completing the programme of fishplate greasing by doing the transhipment siding from the loading dock to the car park at Woody Bay.

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NWAG Stand at Mosely - 12/13 September

Aug
24
2009

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The North West Area Group (NWAG) of the L&B will be manning an L&B display and sales stand at the Open Weekend of the Moseley Railway Trust at their Apedale Valley Light Railway and Museum near Stoke-on-Trent on the weekend of 12/13 September 2009. 

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L&B Trust is Awarded Grant by Leader 4

Aug
22
2009

The North Devon Journal this week reports that four projects in North Devon have been awarded a total of £315,188 by Leader 4 Torridge and North Devon.

The L&B has received £16,100 for professional fundraising advice and support.

See the full report in the North Devon Journal

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LYN in Steam Railway Magazine

Aug
22
2009

Extract from a painting by Eric Leslie showing LYN and crew preparing for the day's work STEAM RAILWAY Magazine - billed as "Britain's biggest preservation title" is this month featuring the 762 Club project to build a replacement for the original Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN on the L&B.

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A Summer's day at Woody Bay

Aug
21
2009

Not really a beach day in North Devon today with some occasional light showers, so many people came out to visit and experience the L&B at Woody Bay.

1 AXE passes stabled small works loco TITCH on the approach to Woody Bay.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 20th August

Aug
21
2009

The gang today spent the morning digging out and filling in and packing solid with cement and shale several pot holes in the entrance road way from the car park to the station.

1. The gang rest as Martyn Budd packs down a filled hole with the motorised whacker plate.

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Replica wagon enters service

Aug
20
2009

After a few finishing touches the ex MOD flat converted to a SR liveried open wagon entered service this week. The wagon was loaded with locomotive coal and has been stabled in the loading dock.

1. Coal wagon SR 28320 in the loading dock siding.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 13th August

Aug
19
2009

Martyn Budd was busy using the mini digger to tidy up the sidings at Killington Lane

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Now in stock - 5th Edition Brown, Prideaux, & Radcliffe

Aug
15
2009
The 5th edition of this well known book by Brown, Prideaux, & Radcliffe with additional material by L&B Trust Life Members Gordon Brown and Phil Rawstron. For more details click here.

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A Summers Day on the L&B

Aug
15
2009
Yes we do get sunshine in North Devon!

Another trainload of passengers disembark at Killington Lane on a glorious 13th August. Over 300 passengers were carried on this day making it one of the busiest so far this season. Records were also broken in July when we exceeded our previous best figures for that month. 

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