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HELP - General Manager's Equipment Fund!


Martyn our General Manager has another request for assistance with funding an acquisition.

This time it is for a Work Platform - more details HERE

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

Donate by text!


It's finally happened, A new way to donate to the L&BRT has been created, and our first order of business is the bridges!

It now takes less time to donate than it does to read this page!

To make a donation, just text 'BRIDGES' to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a standard rate message.

Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20 by just adding the amount between 1 and 20 at the end of the word bridges, e.g. "bridges5" for £5 or "bridges12" for £12

Posted By Mitchell Wyatt read more

Easy Money for the L&B


L&BR Trust Member David Cameron has some thoughts regarding fundraising:

Posted By David Cameron read more

Lynton Line No.3 now ONLINE


Lynton Line No.3 now ONLINE

Click HERE to read the latest Lynton Line

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

The first week of the re-opened railway : April 2021


Passenger Numbers

It has been a good week for the railway which - despite current Covid restrictions - experienced the usual passenger numbers for this time of the year. All being well, we would like to maintain or indeed, exceed our passenger numbers throughout the remainder of the year.

Here are some photos taken by Tony Nicholson on Tuesday 13th, the first day of operation.

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Preparing for the L&B Reopening Plans - April 2021


Preparation work for the reopening of the railway was stepped up this week. Whilst observing the government Covid-19 virus control regulations, volunteers and staff have been working on various projects.

First, to ensure our two steam locomotives can safely re-enter service, both Kerr, Stuart & Co Ltd, No. 2451 ‘AXE’ and our new build ‘LYN’ were given their Annual Boiler Test. We are pleased to confirm that both engines successfully passed the test.

Posted By Chris Dadson read more

100 Club Draw 84: March 2021


100 Club


The latest L&BRT 100 Club winners have been announced:
See HERE for details. 


Posted By Martyn de Young read more

Google Ad Grants Success


We are delighted to announce that the L&BR has been successful with a Google Ad Grant application.

This will give the railway a £7,225 per month, (£87,000 PA) SEO (search engine optimisation) marketing budget to drive more traffic to our website and attract new visitors, funding and trust members.

This is a real achievement as many organisations fail in their attempts to secure this lucrative funding from Google!!

Posted By Keith Vingoe read more

Progress with Tablet Instruments (Part 3)


Further to his previous Part 1 posting dated 7th December 2020 (can be viewed HERE) and Part 2 posting dated 26th January 2021 (viewed HERE), Malcolm Kitchen has sent a further report on the work to recreate Tyer’s No.6 Tablet Instruments.

Tablet Instruments – Peripheral Items

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Tree Felling at Parracombe Churchtown March 2021


Following concerns raised by a Parracombe resident, investigations showed that there was evidence of ash die-back with the potential to cause risks to life and property.

Tree Surgeons carried out a survey between Cricket Field Lane and Fairview and an application was made to Exmoor National Park for planning permission to fell the trees which are in a conservation area.

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Corporate Supporters - Where to Stay

The Denes Fox and Goose Highfield House Lynton Cottage Moorlands North Cliff Sinai House