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"support for plans to extend the railway are continuing to grow" says NDJ.

Oct
04
2009

A report of the Autumn Gala, and the recent presentation at Parracombe, is featured in the North Devon Journal this week.

see the article here:  

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Work in Progress - Thursday 1st October

Oct
03
2009

The Autumn Gala is over now for another year, so the volunteers at Woody Bay can relax a bit? Not a bit of it! Trains continue to run and, in December, we will be running Santa Specials, so there is still plenty of work to keep everyone fully occupied.

As always, Nigel Thompson was on hand to record activities 

 


 

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Gala - Sunday Pics!

Sep
27
2009

The weather was again perfect for the second day of the L&B Autumn Gala and Nigel Thompson was able to provide a further photo-commentary:

 

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Gala - Saturday Pics!

Sep
26
2009

The weather was fine today at Woody Bay for L&Bs 2009 Autumn Gala, and a steady stream of visitors were able to enjoy their day out on Exmoor ...

Tony Nicholson was able to capture a few images of the day:

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Autumn Gala - 26/27th September

Sep
26
2009

The L&Bs Annual Autumn Gala this year features L&B engines 'Axe' and 'Sid' in steam together for the first time. Trains will run continuously as required all day.

Axe (left) and Sid on Shed at Woody Bay, 19 September 2009 - Photo by Tony Nicholson

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Exmoor Enterprise Presentation at Parracombe Parish Council Meeting

Sep
25
2009

Exmoor Enterprise, the project body set up by the L&B Trust to manage the extension of the railway from Lynton to Wistlandpound, has made, as part of the process, several presentations to local councils and residents over the last year. The latest presentation was held on Tuesday 15th September 2009 at Parracombe Village PACT (Partners And Communities Together) public meeting. 

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Work in Progress - Thursday 24th September

Sep
25
2009

Final preparations for the Autumn Steam Gala were the main tasks today for the Thursday gang. Early in the morning the digger was in action trimming all the grass on the bank below the car park. This tidying up improves visibility at the photographer's viewpoint for trains approaching Woody Bay.

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Work in Progress - Sunday 20th September

Sep
22
2009

Sunday work details at Woody Bay

Bright, sunny weather assisted with the ongoing preparations for the Autumn Gala. With SID newly arrived and work required to prepare her for the Gala there is still plenty to keep everyone fully occupied.

1. Lunchtime outside the shed with train crew, AXE and HEDDON HALL resting between duties.

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L&B Summer Magazine Arriving Soon

Sep
22
2009
Within the next few days Members should receive their copy of the latest L&B Magazine No.89.  Also included is Newsletter No.31 and details of an opportunity of great interest to all supporters of the L&B.
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Woody Bay 2009 - Video on-line

Sep
20
2009

Courtesy of YouTube contributer "Steampics", a nine-minute video is now available,showing Axe at work during a recent summer's day at Woody Bay.

See the video from our home page

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