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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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First Twitter, now Facebook

Aug
13
2009

In March,The L&B became one of the first Heritage Railways to have its own dedicated page on Twitter.  This has proven to be fairly successful, and has attracted a number of new enthusiasts to the railway. 

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Work in Progress - Thursday 6th August

Aug
09
2009

After a July of unsettled weather at Woody Bay, August sees the return of drier, hotter, proper summer weather with a recommencement of the weedkilling program down the line and on the sidings.


 

1 Suitably protected, Martyn Budd handsprays the lineside.

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Replica L&B Wagon SR No 28320 - New photos

Aug
09
2009

Over the winter Martyn, Stuart and several of the regular volunteers have been involved with fabricating the L&B's first 10 Ton open wagon. In the style of the Howard vehicles; Jim Pounds exemplary skill with a paintbrush adds the finishing touch.

Photos by Tony Nicholson (1) and Nigel Thompson

1. Bogie Coal wagon SR No.28320 at Woody Bay.

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