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HELP - General Manager's Equipment Fund

Not quite as exciting as a new carriage but just as essential in the grand scheme of things.

Our General Manager Martyn Budd recently persuaded us that we needed a log grabber - as the lifting and moving of tree trunks by hand is not something to be undertaken lightly (no pun intended) being hard, slow and physically demanding.

Given our extension plans, there are several sites between Killington Lane and Wistlandpound where trees will have to be felled and moved away from site - to do this by hand would require a massive effort, and take considerable time and to hire in contractors is just not cost-effective.

However, for the price of £2741 we can purchase an attachment to fit on our excavator which will make light work of this task, time, every time.

PTO 300 log grab

We know that this is an expensive time of year, but I would like to ask you to consider if you can help with this purchase. This piece of equipment would make a great difference to the all the hard-working volunteers that give their time to the railway.

We have already received several donations towards this purchase, with your help, I hope that we can quickly reach our target.

If you can help in any way just follow THIS LINK, mentioning "GMEF" in the comments field, and your kind donation (plus Gift Aid, if your donation qualifies) will be put to very good use for the next phase in the expansion of the L&B.

All donations will be acknowledged and recorded - our thanks as ever for your support.


We have now purchased this item as it was required for the Winter Working Weekend. It can be seen being put to good use HERE and HERE. However, please do still support this appeal as every contribution really does make a difference.

Many thanks

Martyn Budd
General Manager Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

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