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Work in Progress - Sunday 9th November

Nov
09
2008

Replica advertising signs erected on down platform

Sponsored and paid for by member Dave Martin, three 'original' advertising signs have been installed and fixed onto the railings behind the down platform at Woody Bay Station. These signs are as near to the exact replicas and have been made by Jim Pounds using the latest computer artwork to match the original lettering, font sizes and colours by SW Highways Signs.

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New introduction to L&B Railway modelling

Nov
07
2008

Thanks to Bob Barnard, a long-time modeller of the L&B, the website now has a brief introduction to the subject of modelling the railway - see railway/modelling

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L&B video resources online

Nov
06
2008

By way of an experiment, a selection of Youtube video clips related to the L&B is now available here for members' entertainment. 

Before this page is published to the general public, members are requested to check out the page, view some of the videos, and report any issues to the webmaster. 

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Work in Progress - Woody Bay Thursday 6 November 2008

Nov
06
2008

A small but dedicated gang of volunteers continue working at Woody Bay in preparation for Armistice Day, the Santa Specials and the 2009 season, 

Nigel Thompson sent in the following illustrated report for Thursday 6 November. 

Toilet Block

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Website non-availability 2 - 5 Nov 2008

Nov
03
2008

06 Nov 2008, 11:35

The website at lynton-rail.co.uk appears to have been working correctly since late last night.  Monitoring continues.

05 Nov 2008, 22:25

Service is still at best intermittent.  fasthosts are well aware of the importance of resolving the issues with their software as soon as possible. Monitoring and progress chasing continues...

04 Nov 2008, 17:56

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Working Party: 29-30 November: Cricket Field Lane

Oct
30
2008

Working Party: Sat & Sun 29th & 30th November

Trees, bush and scrub clearance at Cricket Field Lane, Parracombe.

As part of preparing this part of the L & B trackbed for the future extension, we need to clear the trackbed and cutting from Parracombe Lane-Cricket Field Lane on land already owned by the L & B. 

Please bring along suitable tools to use such as bow-saws, rakes, (strimmers & chain saws if qualified to use) to help with the clearance work.

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Working Party: 20th November: Tracklaying at Torrington

Oct
30
2008

Thursday 20th November:

Tracklaying at Torrington Station (assisting Tarka Valley Railway Group)   

 

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Axe dedication ceremony announced

Oct
29
2008
The following press release appears in today's online North Devon Gazette:

Bishop will dedicate rebuilt wartime locomotive

 Axe 18 October 2008
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Axe dedication ceremony announced

Oct
29
2008
The following press release appears in today's online North Devon Gazette:

Bishop will dedicate rebuilt wartime locomotive

 Axe 18 October 2008
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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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