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Work in Progress - Thursday 12th March

Mar
12
2009

It was a very wet, misty, and damp day at Woody Bay today for the Thursday Track Gang but the task on offer was actually indoor tracklaying! With the completion of the shed extension, and the digging out of the trackbed there, the job of laying the track linking up the existing track in the shed with that of the 'Lynton siding' in the cutting was able to be completed today almost completely inside the shed.


Photos: Nigel Thompson
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Work in Progress - Thursday 5th March

Mar
05
2009

AXE was in steam again today, operating driver training specials from Woody Bay and at Killington Lane. AXE worked both as a light engine and with the carriages during the day, finally returning into the down platform with the train giving a rare photo opportunity here.
 

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Woody Bay on twitter

Mar
04
2009

Do you tweet?

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Axe Dedication DVD now available

Mar
04
2009

L&B Member Trevor Garnham has produced a 58 minute DVD featuring video and still photos of Axe at Woody Bay in November 2008.

Available ONLY from the shop at Woody Bay (and online from HERE). and for only £7.00  

All proceeds from the sale of this DVD will go to The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust.

 DVD Filmed & Edited by Trevor A Garnham (c) TAGvideo 2008

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Axe in Service: 1st March 2009

Mar
01
2009

AXE hauled its first passenger trains to begin the 2009 season.

It was a clear, dry day and the sun eventually appeared to enhance the photo opportunities. Visitors were about, as well as several members enjoying seeing AXE and riding the train. The newly completed toilet block was well received, with many favourable comments on the high standards achieved both inside and out. The shop and catering also did a healthy trade with the 110 passengers carried today.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 26th February

Feb
26
2009

Today was the turn once again of the Thursday Gang. who continued with the final preparations for the start of the 2009 season - the grand reopening on Sunday. 


 
1. Jim checks the finishing touches in the ladies toilet

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Lyn Project in the News

Feb
26
2009

IN a bid to recapture the Golden Age of Steam, a replica locomotive is to be built for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway — and enthusiasts will be able to buy shares in the project.

So reports the North Devon Journal.  Click on the NDJ logo below for the full story ...

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Work in Progress - Monday 23rd February

Feb
23
2009

Today there was Martyn and three of the IOW gang and Ali H who with some assistance from Stuart managed to get the track work almost finished for the start of the 2009 season

 

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Work in Progress - Sunday 22nd February

Feb
23
2009

The major track-bash weekend aided by some excellent mild and dry weather (such a contrast to the snow of two weekends ago!), continued today with further track remodelling at the Lynton end of Woody Bay Station.

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Work in Progress - Saturday 21st February

Feb
22
2009

Although work was started earlier in the week the major track-bash got into its stride today. One of the new regauged turnouts was installed into the shed road on the Welsh Side. As the day closed the point was ballasted ready for the second point to be installed on the Sunday.

Martyn Budd had the usual assistance provided by the stalwarts from the Isle Of Wight, the Dorset Group and the Devon Group.

Teresa Flewellen provided home made soup, cake and cups of tea to sustain the volunteers throughout the day.

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