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Woody Bay 2009 - Video on-line

Sep
20
2009

Courtesy of YouTube contributer "Steampics", a nine-minute video is now available,showing Axe at work during a recent summer's day at Woody Bay.

See the video from our home page

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Sid joins Axe at Woody Bay!

Sep
20
2009

In preparation for next week's Autumn Gala, Axe has been joined at Woody Bay by Sid - 0-4-0WT Maffei loco no 4127 built in 1925 - owned by a conglomerate of L&B Trust members.

Sid first arrived at Woody Bay in August 2007. After handling the bulk of steam train operation in 2007/08 Sid was withdrawn from service a year later for overhaul of cylinders, wheels and boiler.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 17th September

Sep
17
2009

Most of the regular volunteers have had their summer holidays recently so today it was a good turnout for the Thursday gang. A variety of tasks were carried out during the day although at tea break and lunch time the mess room was almost full of thirsty volunteers enjoying the usual L&B chat and gossip.
 

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Groups: Surrey Members at the REC

Sep
15
2009

Surrey Group stand atREC,September 2009The L&B Surrey Group took its sales stand to the Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Show at Woking Leisure Center for the weekend of 12/13 th September.

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Groups: L&B NWAG at the Moseley Gala

Sep
14
2009

Gerry Crocombe (far left) and Stuart Robertson (far right) talk about the L&B.In glorious late summer weather that brought out the crowds, the L&B North West Area Group (NWAG) provided a Display and Sales Stand, as well as a working L&B model layout, at the Moseley Railway Trust Gala at their Apedale s

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Summer Draw at Woody Bay

Sep
10
2009

The Chairman's wife Mrs Brenda Miles holding up the winning ticket in the Summer Draw at Woody Bay on August Bank Holiday.

The first prize of £1,000 was won by Mrs Carol Hancox of Warwick and the second prize (£500) went to longstanding Essex member Lawrence Beal.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 3rd September

Sep
04
2009

And now for something completely different ...

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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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