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Woody Bay Spring Gala, May 9/10 2009

May
12
2009

Pictures from the Spring Gala are now online: see the Gala Event Page.

If you have any information or pictures from this event that you would like added to this site, then please get in touch through the contacts link below.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 7th May

May
08
2009

Spring Gala preparations

As well as helping erect the marquees at Woody Bay and Moorlands for the Gala, this week the volunteers also completed a full tidy of the site at Woody Bay, including removal of the remaining unsightly building materials from the public areas.

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Call for exhibition volunteers - all areas!

May
04
2009
 

The L&B Devon Group is attending several larger model and railway modelling exhibitions with our L & B Sales stall this year. 

We need volunteers to help run these stalls.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 30th April

May
01
2009

In the morning a tele-handler fork lift was on site to move some stored rails from the overflow car park at Woody Bay onto the bogie flat wagon for eventual storage at Killington Lane. Then after relocating to Killington Lane the fork lift moved a large quantity of stored rail into stacks for easy access prior to their despatch by lorry for resale to another railway.
Back at Woody Bay staff and volunteers were involved in working on a variety of tasks around the railway today:

Photos: Nigel Thompson

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Woody Bay Charter

Apr
25
2009

A group of enthusiasts from all over the country hired the L&B, together with Axe and a goods train, for the day on Monday 20 April (a non-operating day) for a photo charter. 

Tony Nicholson was there to record the scene:


 

1. So what IS the collective noun for "Railway Photographers"???

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Work in Progress - Thursday 23rd April

Apr
24
2009

Diesels in action at Woody Bay

With Hunslet Diesel HEDDON HALL busy working the passenger train today, a couple of shunting moves of the Box Vans and Bogie Flat wagon required small Motor-rail Simplex diesel TITCH to be started up for a very rare occasion and used to shunt the wagons to the loading dock. A lunchtime works train also ran with HEDDON HALL taking the ballast wagon and a small flat to Killington Lane.

Photos: Nigel Thompson 

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Eric Leslie visits Woody Bay

Apr
20
2009

 

Eric Leslie came up to Woody Bay over Easter (18 April) with his wife and daughter. It was the first time he had been able to get up to the Station since he suffered a stroke last November. Everyone was delighted to see him and we all hope that he makes a complete recovery in the fullness of time.

 

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Work in Progress - Thursday 16th April

Apr
18
2009

Todays main task was to concrete the floor in the shed extension. Several volunteers helped with this important project which after a hard days toil fighting time against the setting cement was finally completed and with the wagons and tools all washed by 1700.

 

 

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Join Online - Beta Testing Continues

Apr
14
2009

 


Ready to give it a try?  Click Here

UPDATE: 24 April 2009, 23:30

The online membership processing is still in beta testing, but is working, although with some bugs. 

After completing the application form, a screen will show details of your application. Do not worry if it shows no membership price - this will appear on the next - payment - screen!

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Work in Progress - Easter Weekend, 2009

Apr
14
2009

To some people Easter, is a time to go to church to remember the cruxification and resurrection of Jesus. To others it is a time for eating Hot Cross Buns and Chocolate Eggs. To some it is to take a walk in the countryside, visit the seaside or enjoy the thrills of a Theme Park. It may also be a time to catch up with the decorating of that spare room or to carry out various projects in the garden.

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