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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 

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Chelfham Station wins NHRA Award

Dec
02
2021

We are pleased to announce that the restoration of Chelfham Station has won the Hendy & Pendle Trust Volunteers Award at the NRHA Ceremony held 1st December. Well done to all those involved in this project.

Nigel Thompson (2nd from right) and John Morson (centre) accepting the award on behalf of the Chelfham Volunteers.

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Railway Carol Service Thursday 16 December Parracombe

Nov
26
2021

Come and join us for the Railway Carol Service to be held on Thursday 16 December at 2.30pm in Parracombe Parish Church - by  kind permission of the Vicar and Church Council.

All are welcome to join us to sing well known and traditional carols, hear the Christmas story and enjoy some light seasonal refreshments. 

Do come and enjoy our festive Christmas celebration.

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Chelfham Progress – November 2021

Nov
25
2021

Those who saw our recent work over the Forum/Remembrance weekend will be pleased to know we have further progressed removal of the garage and workshed on the up-platform.

The ex-parapet viaduct bricks from the garage walls have all been cleaned of mortar and stacked neatly along the side of trackbed store area, approx 1200 now.

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L&BR trials Ecoal and Plastic Sleepers

Nov
15
2021

In order to improve the L&B’s sustainability, a first delivery of plastic sleepers, manufactured in the U.K. by Sicut Enterprises, is due this month. The sleepers are made using waste plastic (45Kg per sleeper for narrow gauge) hitherto destined for landfill or export to the Far East. The cost is comparable to hardwood.

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