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Welcome to the L&B Railway!

The only steam railway in the UK where passengers travel in Victorian railway carriages designed in the 1890s

‘On Track’

Currently the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway cannot operate trains or welcome visitors to the line. This is of course a result of the COVID-19 outbreak which has ongoing effects in all walks of life, not just the railway. The result is that the income the L&B needs to maintain the line, rolling stock and properties is denied to it. Please give your support to ‘On Track’ the appeal set up to keep progress ‘on track’ through this period and in the aftermath.

The L&BR Trust is assisting in filling the large gap in the L&BR CIC’s finances during these troubled times. The Trust has many demands on its funds for the reconstruction of the railway, the TWAO costs, land purchases, carriage & wagon restoration and much else. Therefore we need your assistance to plug this gap and enable our railway to survive and be ready to blossom and bloom once again when life returns to normal.

Donations to ‘On Track’ will be eligible for Gift Aid where applicable and we would appeal for your assistance to ensure the L&B’s progress is not jeopardised in these uncertain times.

You can make an Online Donation here. 

Alternatively, cheques can be sent made payable to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust to Jon Pain, 26 Oaklands, Bideford, EX39 3HW

Or you can send your donation by bank transfer to account no. 44288568 sort code 30-90-49 quoting reference ‘OT’

Another way you can support the railway is to purchase Advance Tickets:

Help the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway over this very difficult time in its history and prepare for your next visit to the line.

At the moment we cannot go to Woody Bay and take a ride on our beloved Lynton & Barnstaple Railway viewing the unrivalled scenery and soaking in the ambience and delights of riding in Victorian period carriages pulled by beautifully maintained and cherished steam locomotives. Savour the memory!

However, before too long this will all change, life will return to normal and North Devon will beckon in its irresistible way. You can prepare for that day by buying your tickets in advance.

We are able to offer First Class, Third Class and Family tickets via the online shop. These tickets are neither date-limited nor pre-booked. So you can happily buy as many as you wish to enjoy in happier times.

All purchases made this way will assist the L&BR CIC to weather the current Coronavirus problems and give you a positive reason to visit Woody Bay again soon. Buy as many as you like!

Please note that Advance Tickets are not valid on Special Event days.

To purchase Advance Tickets online click HERE.

Your support is never taken for granted and is very much appreciated; thank you all.

Peter Miles & Paul Curson for the L&BR Trust

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site admin | 01 June

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site admin | 01 June

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