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Working Weekend 28th - 30th January 2022

Jan
11

For those of you that have asked, we are pleased to confirm the January Working Weekend will be going ahead as planned.

Based at Woody Bay station from 09.00.

As always, warm clothes and boots /safety wear etc are a must.

Hot drinks and snacks provided - but please bring your own lunch.

For more info please contact Stuart Nelhams

Look forward to seeing you there

Pete Snashall

Posted By Pete Snashall read more

Improvements to the Paint Shop at Woody Bay: January 2022

Jan
15

See the 3 photographs below that depict the improvements made to the railway's paint shop facility at Woody Bay, which includes:

  • The concrete floor within the shed has been leveled and extended;
  • New metal and wooden doors have been fitted to replace the old curtain;
  • A small drain has been provided at the far end; and
  • Electrical power sockets and lights have been moved as required.

Finally, the area was given a good tidy up.

Posted By Stuart Nelhams read more

Project Update: January 2022

Jan
09

A Clock for the Railway's Extension

Various peripheral items need to be sourced for use at our future stations required for the railway’s extension. For example, we already have in store an original signal box desk, lever frames, signals, Electric Train Tablet instruments, and platform lanterns. 

Posted By Malcolm Kitchen read more

100 Club Draw 93: December 2021

Jan
03

100 Club

 

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

 

Posted By Martyn de Young read more

Boxing Day at Chelfham 2021

Dec
27
2021

Sunday 26th December 2021


Taking a break from their respective festivities, the Chelfham volunteers resumed some work today, even though it was Boxing Day.

Posted By Nigel Thompson read more

Working Weekend - Friday 26th Survey

Dec
07
2021

Chris Duffell has sent us these photos taken during the Friday 26th November survey to provide information required prior to the design of Bridge 64 - which requires a new deck.

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IRSE Minor Railways Section Seminar Report

Dec
06
2021

Bob Barnard has sent us this piece regarding a talk he gave at the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Minor Railways Section Seminar at Kidderminster two weeks ago:


Raising the Profile of L&B Signalling and Telecoms

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Working Weekend 26th to 28th November 2021

Dec
05
2021

Over the three-day period, we had up to 35 volunteers at different times in attendance. The storm on Friday night didn’t stop us either, apart from slowing down the kettle boiling on Saturday morning as we had lost power. However, in true railway tradition, quick thinking prevailed and the pending disaster was circumvented by using a portable generator to heat the kettle.

Posted By Chris Dadson read more

National Heritage Railway Awards - December 2021

Dec
03
2021

On Wednesday 1st December, Nigel Thompson and John Morson (L&BR CIC - Director) attended the National Railway Heritage Awards ceremony at Merchant Taylors Hall, London to represent the L&BR who were shortlisted as one of three entries for the Hendy & Pendle Volunteers Award. This Award is specifically for projects having significant volunteer input, for an historic railway or tramway building or structure in any ownership.

Posted By Chris Dadson read more

100 Club Draw 92: November 2021

Dec
02
2021

100 Club

 

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

 

Posted By Martyn de Young read more

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