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Boiler Steam Test

Jul
07
2008

Axe's boiler was given its first steam test last week which it passed without fault.

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Axe nears completion - Photo Album

Oct
27
2008

Work is continuing on Axe at the Gartell Light Railway at Templecombe in Somerset - in preparation for the forthcoming delivery to Woody Bay in just a few weeks time.

Two recent visits to the workshops show how close the L&B is to having its own steam loco in service, for the first time since 1935.

(Click on any of these images, to see a larger version)

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Axe - the trials begin - Tuesday 6th January

Jan
06
2009

No sooner had Axe arrived back at Woody Bay from Gartells, then the work of preparing the L&Bs first owned steam locomotive for the 2009 season began in ernest.  Today saw the first movement out of Woody Bay - light engine to Killington Lane for the first of many running-in trips along the restored length of L&B track.

(Words and pictures courtesy of Tony Nicholson)


 

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'Axe' in Motion

Aug
03
2007

The Lynton & Barnstaple's Kerr Stuart Joffre Class locomotive 'Axe' is now another step closer to completion, with a successful test run of the chassis on compressed air.

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