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Chelfham Station building re-exposed to daylight - April 2021

Apr
27
2021

On Saturday 24th April a team of L&BR volunteers and supporters assembled for a workday that would transform the station building at Chelfham to a similar condition as it was originally built in 1898, i.e. without the extensions added after the 1935 closure of the railway.

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Lynton Line No.3 now ONLINE

Apr
21
2021

Lynton Line No.3 now ONLINE

Click HERE to read the latest Lynton Line

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

Apr
20
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

Apr
03
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.

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100 Club Draw 84: March 2021

Mar
31
2021

100 Club

 

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

 

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Google Ad Grants Success

Mar
24
2021

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!!

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Progress with Tablet Instruments (Part 3)

Mar
13
2021

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

Mar
11
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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Planning Approval for a new timber lodge at Chelfham: January 2021

Mar
11
2021

We are pleased to announce that our submitted planning application has been approved by North Devon Council, allowing us to demolish the existing disused timber lodge which is in a poor state of repair. A new single-storey timber lodge will be built in its place, providing the railway with an insulated building offering modern overnight accommodation facilities.

Our thanks to L&B Member Ric Auger for not only producing the plans/drawings, but also dealing with all aspects of the planning application itself.

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Boring news from North Devon March 2021

Mar
04
2021

 


An update from the Construction and Design Group

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