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Work in Progress: 11th July

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Roadworks Triangle Another warm day for everyone!

1. Work in Progress at Woody Bay!

2. ISAAC approaching Woody Bay.

3. Seen through the new fence installed last week, ISAAC with the train arrives at Woody Bay.

4. Chris Shields and Anne Belsey complete the finishing touches to this fence to separate the woodland path away from the running line.

5. Another upright spacer is fixed in as Pete Smith helps too.

6. Joining Paint Shop Boys, Jim Pounds and Geoff Long for a cuppa on the platform bench is your reporter Nigel Thompson.

7. L&B stalwart and former Devon Group chairman, Derek (Del-boy) Goodwin came to Woody Bay today to show off a GWR railway luggage label with Lynton as the destination.

8. Dave Pratt spent the day cutting up more scrap wood for the locomotive firelighting.

9. Geoff Long paints more black onto the down starter wooden signal post.

10. Guard Bob Ayres promotes the donations milk churn. Each day many of our visitors do deposit their 'spare' change here.

11. ISAAC's footplate crew is Dave Hallett as a passed fireman, trainee driver with Driver Graham Bridge supervising and firing.

Meanwhile down at the L&BR's trackbed at Cricket Field Lane near Parracombe....

12. ........other members of the Thursday Gang install a new access gate.

13. General Manager Martyn Budd adjusts the pivot hinges as the gate is installed.

14. The "Gate Gang" pose by their completed project.

Words and photos by Nigel Thompson, apart from 12 - 14 by Roger Bye


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