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Gala - Sunday Pics!

Sep
27
2009

The weather was again perfect for the second day of the L&B Autumn Gala and Nigel Thompson was able to provide a further photo-commentary:

 

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Gala - Saturday Pics!

Sep
26
2009

The weather was fine today at Woody Bay for L&Bs 2009 Autumn Gala, and a steady stream of visitors were able to enjoy their day out on Exmoor ...

Tony Nicholson was able to capture a few images of the day:

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Autumn Gala - 26/27th September

Sep
26
2009

The L&Bs Annual Autumn Gala this year features L&B engines 'Axe' and 'Sid' in steam together for the first time. Trains will run continuously as required all day.

Axe (left) and Sid on Shed at Woody Bay, 19 September 2009 - Photo by Tony Nicholson

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Exmoor Enterprise Presentation at Parracombe Parish Council Meeting

Sep
25
2009

Exmoor Enterprise, the project body set up by the L&B Trust to manage the extension of the railway from Lynton to Wistlandpound, has made, as part of the process, several presentations to local councils and residents over the last year. The latest presentation was held on Tuesday 15th September 2009 at Parracombe Village PACT (Partners And Communities Together) public meeting. 

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Work in Progress - Thursday 24th September

Sep
25
2009

Final preparations for the Autumn Steam Gala were the main tasks today for the Thursday gang. Early in the morning the digger was in action trimming all the grass on the bank below the car park. This tidying up improves visibility at the photographer's viewpoint for trains approaching Woody Bay.

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Work in Progress - Sunday 20th September

Sep
22
2009

Sunday work details at Woody Bay

Bright, sunny weather assisted with the ongoing preparations for the Autumn Gala. With SID newly arrived and work required to prepare her for the Gala there is still plenty to keep everyone fully occupied.

1. Lunchtime outside the shed with train crew, AXE and HEDDON HALL resting between duties.

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L&B Summer Magazine Arriving Soon

Sep
22
2009
Within the next few days Members should receive their copy of the latest L&B Magazine No.89.  Also included is Newsletter No.31 and details of an opportunity of great interest to all supporters of the L&B.
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Woody Bay 2009 - Video on-line

Sep
20
2009

Courtesy of YouTube contributer "Steampics", a nine-minute video is now available,showing Axe at work during a recent summer's day at Woody Bay.

See the video from our home page

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Sid joins Axe at Woody Bay!

Sep
20
2009

In preparation for next week's Autumn Gala, Axe has been joined at Woody Bay by Sid - 0-4-0WT Maffei loco no 4127 built in 1925 - owned by a conglomerate of L&B Trust members.

Sid first arrived at Woody Bay in August 2007. After handling the bulk of steam train operation in 2007/08 Sid was withdrawn from service a year later for overhaul of cylinders, wheels and boiler.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 17th September

Sep
17
2009

Most of the regular volunteers have had their summer holidays recently so today it was a good turnout for the Thursday gang. A variety of tasks were carried out during the day although at tea break and lunch time the mess room was almost full of thirsty volunteers enjoying the usual L&B chat and gossip.
 

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