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Work in Progress - Thursday 2nd April

Apr
02
2009

With improving weather today as the early mist gradually departed, the "Thursday Gang" constructed the wooden fence and path leading to the visitors' shed viewing area. In the morning, part of the gang carted several wheelbarrow loads of stone and dust to form the path, whilst others secured wooden rails onto the rail posts which had been installed last week.

Photos: Nigel Thompson

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Work in Progress - Thursday 26th March Pt 2

Apr
02
2009

Last week, the Tuesday Gang was joined by Chris Dadson, who as well as joining the gang, was also able to take a few additional photos, including one of regular local reporter, Nigel Thompson ...

1. Nigel Thompson - in front of the camera for a change!

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Work in Progress - Thursday 26th March

Mar
26
2009

The main work today for the Thursday Gang was to install several old rails as fence posts in the ground in a line above the bank to form the shed viewing area for the visitors. The holes were dug and the rails cut to length before being dropped into place, lined and levelled and then cemented in. A works train brought the sand & aggregate mix alongside the site. 

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Work in Progress - Wednesday 25th March

Mar
26
2009

The work and exploits of the "Thursday Gang" have been regularly presented here in recent months, but much other work is also carried out - both at Woody Bay and further afield.

The very active Wednesday group of volunteers are also working on a variety of projects to maintain and enhance the railway's presence at Woody Bay.  

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Mothers' Day

Mar
24
2009

After a week of bright and sunny early spring weather, the L&B  operated over the weekend for the Mother's Day specials. AXE with the 3 carriages performed faultlessly.

On Sunday, the good weather brought out the visitors - many with their mothers in tow to claim their free ride. The final passenger journey count for the day was 230,with both gift shop and catering recording healthy sales figures.

Look out for details of the L&Bs next Special Event...


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Work in Progress - Thursday 19th March

Mar
20
2009

The main task today for the Thursday gang was to demolish and remove the temporary toilets from site. These buildings had served us well as the disabled and ladies toilets from 2003-2008 but have now been superseded by the permanent toilet block which was completed recently. Exmoor National Park planning agreement had required the toilet cabins to be removed as soon as possible.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 12th March

Mar
12
2009

It was a very wet, misty, and damp day at Woody Bay today for the Thursday Track Gang but the task on offer was actually indoor tracklaying! With the completion of the shed extension, and the digging out of the trackbed there, the job of laying the track linking up the existing track in the shed with that of the 'Lynton siding' in the cutting was able to be completed today almost completely inside the shed.


Photos: Nigel Thompson
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Work in Progress - Thursday 5th March

Mar
05
2009

AXE was in steam again today, operating driver training specials from Woody Bay and at Killington Lane. AXE worked both as a light engine and with the carriages during the day, finally returning into the down platform with the train giving a rare photo opportunity here.
 

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Woody Bay on twitter

Mar
04
2009

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Axe Dedication DVD now available

Mar
04
2009

L&B Member Trevor Garnham has produced a 58 minute DVD featuring video and still photos of Axe at Woody Bay in November 2008.

Available ONLY from the shop at Woody Bay (and online from HERE). and for only £7.00  

All proceeds from the sale of this DVD will go to The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust.

 

DVD Filmed & Edited by Trevor A Garnham (c) TAGvideo 2008
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