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Groups: Surrey Members at the REC

Sep
15
2009

Surrey Group stand atREC,September 2009The L&B Surrey Group took its sales stand to the Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Show at Woking Leisure Center for the weekend of 12/13 th September.

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Groups: L&B NWAG at the Moseley Gala

Sep
14
2009

Gerry Crocombe (far left) and Stuart Robertson (far right) talk about the L&B.In glorious late summer weather that brought out the crowds, the L&B North West Area Group (NWAG) provided a Display and Sales Stand, as well as a working L&B model layout, at the Moseley Railway Trust Gala at their Apedale s

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Summer Draw at Woody Bay

Sep
10
2009

The Chairman's wife Mrs Brenda Miles holding up the winning ticket in the Summer Draw at Woody Bay on August Bank Holiday.

The first prize of £1,000 was won by Mrs Carol Hancox of Warwick and the second prize (£500) went to longstanding Essex member Lawrence Beal.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 3rd September

Sep
04
2009

And now for something completely different ...

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Work in Progress - Thursday 27th August

Aug
27
2009

Taking advantage of General Manager, Martyn Budd's holiday this week, the Thursday gang of two (Nigel Thompson and Richard Willey) were able to have an extra tea break or two during the busy day at Woody Bay. (Don't worry - I won't say anything! - Ed.)

In between these relaxed tea breaks some track maintenance was carried out including fishplate bolt tightening at Killington Lane and in the afternoon completing the programme of fishplate greasing by doing the transhipment siding from the loading dock to the car park at Woody Bay.

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NWAG Stand at Mosely - 12/13 September

Aug
24
2009

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The North West Area Group (NWAG) of the L&B will be manning an L&B display and sales stand at the Open Weekend of the Moseley Railway Trust at their Apedale Valley Light Railway and Museum near Stoke-on-Trent on the weekend of 12/13 September 2009. 

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L&B Trust is Awarded Grant by Leader 4

Aug
22
2009

The North Devon Journal this week reports that four projects in North Devon have been awarded a total of £315,188 by Leader 4 Torridge and North Devon.

The L&B has received £16,100 for professional fundraising advice and support.

See the full report in the North Devon Journal

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LYN in Steam Railway Magazine

Aug
22
2009

Extract from a painting by Eric Leslie showing LYN and crew preparing for the day's work STEAM RAILWAY Magazine - billed as "Britain's biggest preservation title" is this month featuring the 762 Club project to build a replacement for the original Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN on the L&B.

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A Summer's day at Woody Bay

Aug
21
2009

Not really a beach day in North Devon today with some occasional light showers, so many people came out to visit and experience the L&B at Woody Bay.

1 AXE passes stabled small works loco TITCH on the approach to Woody Bay.

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Work in Progress - Thursday 20th August

Aug
21
2009

The gang today spent the morning digging out and filling in and packing solid with cement and shale several pot holes in the entrance road way from the car park to the station.

1. The gang rest as Martyn Budd packs down a filled hole with the motorised whacker plate.

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