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The L&B Surrey Group at the Hollycombe Working Steam Museum

Jun
12
2010
The Surrey Support Group represented the L&B with their sales and publicity stand at the two-day Railway Weekend Gala on the 5th/6th June at the Hollycombe Working Steam Museum.

Sales were reasonable, and we would like to thank the following members who assisted at the event: David Abrahim, Bob Brown, Chris Dadson, Paul Gower, Peter Jones, Geoff Kingate, Phil Rawstron, and Fran Smith.
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Work in Progress - 3rd June

Jun
08
2010
Another bright and sunny summer's day at Woody Bay. General Manager Martyn Budd was keen to complete the fishplate greasing with the last few joints on the platform road at Killington Lane.



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Work in Progress - Bank Holiday Monday 31st May

Jun
08
2010
The train crews, shop and catering staff continue to keep the railway running every day.  Last week with several key 'Thursday gang' members away on holiday or otherwise unavailable, a special Bank Holiday weekend work party was arranged. Comprising Peter & Julia Snashall from Kent and John Villers from Dorset, on the Sunday they successfully continued the fishplate greasing programme down the line towards Killington Lane station.
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Spring Gala - Photo+video-Fest!

May
09
2010

Images from the L&B 2010 Spring Gala. 

 Tony Nicholson, Nigel Thompson, Chris Osment and Trevor Garnham have provided some pictures of the event: 

1. SID with well-filled passenger train steaming past AXE and a demonstration freight train in Saturday's Spring sunshine.  

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Work in Progress - 6th May

May
07
2010
[Election Day] The regulars of the Thursday Gang today continued further preparations for the Spring Gala. During the lunch and tea breaks a wide range of topical political views was discussed reflecting the tremendous diversity of interests, and circumstances that the regular volunteers hold within the L & B. However although we could have continued the debate all day, General Manager Martyn Budd was keen for us all 'to continue the good work' as well as the train crew enjoying another quite busy day even for early May.
 
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Lyd in Steam

May
03
2010

Followers of Project Lyd - the building of a replica of Lew, the last of the L&B's original locomotives will know that the locomotive was steamed for the firstt ime yesterdayat Boston Lodge on the Ffestiniog Railway. Trevor Garnham was there and provided this historic image.

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Work in Progress - 29th April

May
02
2010

Nigel Thompson was, as usual, at Woody Bay on Thursday, braving the "bracing" weather conditins.  He writes:

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Queen visits L&B!

Apr
22
2010

On May 2, Her Majesty the Queen took a ride on a steam train on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway at Woody Bay.

1. The Queen at WoodyBay Photo byTony Nicholson

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Work in Progress - 15th April

Apr
18
2010

It was a busy operating day near the end of the Easter Holidays and several of the usual Thursday gang were again involved with the passenger trains. 

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Work in Progress - 8th April

Apr
09
2010
The Thursday Group welcomed long-standing regular L&B volunteer Graham Bendell from Dorset to its ranks today.

On a bright sunny day the outside task on offer to the gang was the commencement of the 2010 programme of fishplate greasing - was it really a year since we last did them?

Martyn Budd started us off with the greasing of all the fishplates on the up and down lines at Woody Bay Station.

Report & Photos: Nigel Thompson
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