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Welcome to the L&BR Trust Devon Group

The Devon Area Group has the primary purpose of:

  • Actively encouraging local members to volunteer on the railway to support the day-to-day operations and the many development projects that are needed
  • Organise local social events so members can meet each other
  • Follow up publicity by building a wider membership base in Devon

By talking to our local members we intend to establish a register of who can do what, how often and when to enable the management team at Woody Bay to plan their projects and make best use of volunteer time.

If you want to be involved with or require information about the Devon Group please email Dave Tooke or Nigel Thompson
 

Devon Group Christmas Rail Trip

Dec
22
2019


Wednesday 11th December

Nineteen L&B Trust members and volunteers went to Exmouth for the pre-planned, booked and reserved Christmas Meal at Wetherspoons Powder Monkey.


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Devon Group Autumn Rail Trips

Dec
04
2019

 

This autumn, a few L&B Devon Group Trust members enjoyed a couple of rail trips around Devon.


In October, a group went to Teignmouth for lunch, followed by a beer at Exeter Imperial Wetherspoons Beer Festival.

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Devon Group trip to Newquay Wednesday 18th September

Sep
25
2019

 



Having achieved all the other Devon and Cornish branch lines in recent rail trips, it was time now to do the Newquay branch. Often marketed as the Atlantic Coast line by the present day GWR, 10 L&B Trust members came along today.


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Devon Group trip to Okehampton Sunday 18th August

Aug
31
2019

 


1. From Barnstaple we changed at Crediton. The group await their next train....

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Devon Group trip to Calstock and Gunnislake. Wednesday 31st July

Aug
07
2019

 



After a change of plan due to summer timetable connection complications, the destination for this trip was not Newquay but the scenic Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Calstock. Lunch and then onto Gunnislake.

A good turnout today with 11 of us on the trains from Barnstaple, to Exeter. From there to Tiverton Parkway for coffee, and on to Plymouth for a pre-lunch beer before the 12:54 train to Calstock.

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Devon Group trip to St Ives Wednesday 26th June.

Jul
12
2019

 


A good turnout of 9 members enjoyed a long day out on trains from Barnstaple to Exeter, then all the way to St Erth for St Ives.


1. From Exeter we managed to find adjacent tables in the Class 802 IET.

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Devon Group trip to Tavistock Wednesday 22nd May

May
31
2019

 

From Barnstaple on a Class143 Pacer to Exeter, then to Plymouth on a new IET Class 802.


1. After a short break at Mutley Plain, Plymouth we sampled Stagecoach route 1 bus across south western Dartmoor to Tavistock.

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Devon Group trip to Paignton and Totnes 24th April

Apr
30
2019

From Barnstaple to Exeter then a quick trip up to Tiverton Parkway first for a nice cuppa from the friendly cafe.

1. This schedule allowed us to enjoy a southbound Cross Country HST back past Exeter as far Newton Abbot. Plenty of tables and room for everyone to sit together.

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Devon Group Trip to Looe 27th March

Mar
29
2019

A smaller group enjoyed the annual trip to Looe today.

From Barnstaple to Exeter first, for a Class 802 IET all the way to Liskeard. The 10 car train was not busy and we easily found a table with window seats.


1. Alighting at Liskeard with the 802s coupled together.

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Devon Group Trip to Honiton 27th February

Mar
09
2019

Eleven of us made this trip, which due to the current engineering works around, was to include a diverted train.


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