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Just a line to say how much I enjoy your website - so do my two foster youngsters, Matthew and Selina. The kids have sent this weeks pocket-money for your cause. Hoping you achieve your goal.

We had an excellent family day out on the railway recently, 8 of us aged from 7 - 70 all enjoyed 2 rides and a lovely lunch.
Sheena and Peter
Pilton Barnstaple

We recently visited your railway at Woody Bay and wish to say how impressed we were with the warm and friendly welcome we had from all the volunteer staff and what an informative and enjoyable trip it was. Years ago we never thought we would ever see any of the famous Lynton and Barnstaple Railway back in working order - amazing!
Dr Paul Stewart

Back in 2010, I saw an L&B loco haul a passenger train into Woody Bay station - something I never thought any of us would experience. This was crowned in 2013 when coal fired LYD in SR livery hauled coaches No. 7 and 17 - two 'full size' L&B carriages built using the remaining original components - up that famous 1 in 50. Simply a fantastic achievement!

I greatly enjoyed visiting your railway with Mr Portillo yesterday evening in his excellent 'Railway Journeys' TV programme!
Peter M

I called in on my way to a holiday in Cornwall and was very impressed with the railway atmosphere and the friendly staff.   The station is very attractive and would recommend anyone in the area making a point of visiting Woody Bay. I wish them well in their endeavours - it has already been done in North Wales so why not here in Devon?
Pete Taylor

Four of us had lunch at the Woody bay station cafe while we were waiting to take a trip on the train during the 2nd week of August.  My husband and I live locally and our guests were from London.  I have to say it was the best lunch we have had locally - not only was it delicious and beautifully prepared, but the service was exceptional.  What a gem!
Joan Samuels
North Devon

I visited the L&B with my wife and two daughters. I enjoyed the experience far more than expected - there was more to see and do than is the perception given by the website. We particularly liked the general tidiness (especially the toilets) the tea rooms, and the general ambiance of the station. We also found the volunteer staff friendly and efficient. The focus on customer enjoyment rather than just running a railway is to be commended.
Bruce and Kristina

I visited your railway a few weeks ago and have never been made to feel more welcome on a preserved railway. I have been involved with many preserved lines for many years and yours is one of the best set-ups I have come across.
Ian W

Website is great, trains run into the winter, the cafe is super, the atmosphere is spot on.  Given the resources to expand, there's even more magic to be had here.

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