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A Summers Day on the L&B

Aug
15
2009
Yes we do get sunshine in North Devon!

Another trainload of passengers disembark at Killington Lane on a glorious 13th August. Over 300 passengers were carried on this day making it one of the busiest so far this season. Records were also broken in July when we exceeded our previous best figures for that month. 

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First Twitter, now Facebook

Aug
13
2009

In March,The L&B became one of the first Heritage Railways to have its own dedicated page on Twitter.  This has proven to be fairly successful, and has attracted a number of new enthusiasts to the railway. 

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Work in Progress - Thursday 6th August

Aug
09
2009

After a July of unsettled weather at Woody Bay, August sees the return of drier, hotter, proper summer weather with a recommencement of the weedkilling program down the line and on the sidings.


 

1 Suitably protected, Martyn Budd handsprays the lineside.

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Replica L&B Wagon SR No 28320 - New photos

Aug
09
2009

Over the winter Martyn, Stuart and several of the regular volunteers have been involved with fabricating the L&B's first 10 Ton open wagon. In the style of the Howard vehicles; Jim Pounds exemplary skill with a paintbrush adds the finishing touch.

Photos by Tony Nicholson (1) and Nigel Thompson

1. Bogie Coal wagon SR No.28320 at Woody Bay.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 30th July

Aug
04
2009

With three of the regular members of the Thursday gang (Robin Edwards, Jim Price and Dave Tooke) rostered as train crew today , it was left to Martyn, Stuart, Nigel, John and Richard to carry on with the hard work of lifting several large items onto the roof storage space above the new workshop within the shed.


 

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L&B Members Man the Stands in Devon and Dorset

Jul
27
2009
This weekend the L&B had stands at two exhibitions.
 
Saturday saw one L&B exhibition stand at Bridport & District Model Railway Clubs annual exhibition.  On duty were regular volunteers John Villers and Graham Bendell.
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Simon Bates Classsic FM Presenter Visits the L&B Saturday 25th July

Jul
25
2009

The Classic FM presenter and former Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates (extreme right) today held a "Radio 1 Reunion" . A carriage had been reserved especially. Guard Jim Price clips the party's tickets.

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23rd July Thursday Gang at Work?

Jul
24
2009

The Woody Bay Thursday tea drinking club met again this week.  Peaceful tea drinking was interrupted by Martyn Budd suggesting that we might do some maintenance work on the  rails through the platform.


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Woody Bay Beer Festival - Photos!

Jul
02
2009

Although a damp overcast weekend, much ale was consumed at the Beer Festival. For the record the following beers were on offer:
Wizard Lundy Gold
Clearwater Cavalier
Country Life Old Appledore
Cotleigh Tawny Owl
Teignworthy Amys Ale
Teignworthy Strawberries & Cream.

with Wizard Lundy Gold emerging as the favourite tipple. Teignworthy Strawberries & Cream was also well received.

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Talyllyn Group of L&B Members working party at Woody Bay

Jul
02
2009

The Talyllyn Group of L&B stalwarts - Rob Prosser, Tim Wilkinson, Geoff Loynes and Murray Dods arrived at Woody Bay this weekend with the aim of installing as much as possible of the remaining signal rodding required to connect the final turnout at the Lynton end with the groundframe.  

After a hard weekends graft,  all the rodding pedestals are now in place as well as most of the rodding, signal pulleys and the point locking mechanism.  So not quite finished but not too much to do now.

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