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Calling West Midlands L&B members and supporters… CANCELLED

The West Midlands Group of the Welsh Highland Railway Society have invited Bob Barnard (L&B Construction Design Group) to give a talk about the L&B at their meeting on Thursday 19th March 2020.


The WHRS would welcome L&B members and visitors who may wish to attend.

Bob’s talk “The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – Towards the Next Stage” will give a summary of the line’s history, and will then describe the process involved in extending the line from its present temporary terminus at Killington Lane to Parracombe, Blackmoor and on to Wistlandpound – giving a 5.5 mile line. The talk will outline the complex planning conditions, the requirements for the rebuilt line, the engineering standards, detailed design work, and the start of clearance and construction work on site.

This is a rare opportunity to get an update on all the behind-the-scenes work needed before being able to commence building the much hoped-for extension to the line.

The meeting will be held in the Dennis Carson Room, Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank Close (off Oak Tree Lane), Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UA. The meeting starts at 7.30 pm and ends by 10.00 pm.

Bob Barnard

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