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Lyn Returns

This book was compiled to accompany the arrival of new-build E762 Lyn at Woody Bay Station. Includes information about the 762 Club - the organisation that funded the construction of this loco, Lyn's history and details of the build and design of the new loco.

Lyn returns

Lyn - yet another new Lynton and Barnstaple Locomotive!

At its opening in May 1898, the legendary narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway was equipped with three Manning Wardle 2-6-2 tank engines. Two months later these were joined by LYN a Baldwin 2-4-2 which arrived in crates from the USA. The Baldwin was often referred to by the staff as 'The Yankee'. Despite a few teething problems, LYN was a popular and distinctive engine that was also the most powerful on the line - occasionally hauling five-coach trains.

The Southern Railway took over the line in 1923, giving LYN the number: E762.

LYN was built to a unique design, ordered and delivered in a very short time. Working the line for 37 years, at auction LYN was reduced to scrap.

Formed in 2009, the 762 Club - a registered charity - is the body responsible for the new-build loco's existence and some eight years later, LYN is now complete and back on Devon rails once more.


A4 portrait 48-page + soft-cover illustrated throughout.

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