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  1. DcB replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Thanks would make a good film (although Sanditon, soon to be back in production in Somerset covers a similar story). Interesting the old manor house is now holiday apartments and up for sale....

    Jun 17, 2021 at 3:56 PM
  2. DcB replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Would that be the faded maroon 70855 TFK, which will eventually become the 4th coach of the 4TC. http://www.4tc.org.uk/unit/index.php/unit413 Maybe during the summer the blue/grey 3TC will be ready take a test run with a 33?

    Jun 17, 2021 at 3:41 PM
  3. DcB replied to the thread Llangollen Railway.

    At least there was one loco testing! https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/attractions/2021/06/16/steam-rises-again-over-llangollen-railway-station/ Hopefully they will get the paperwork to restart soon.

    Jun 17, 2021 at 3:36 PM
  4. DcB replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Most probably 76298 (still in faded LU maroon) the 4TC "strategic spare"?. http://www.4tc.org.uk/unit/index.php/unit413 Has a cab which could be used in "slip" operation. But doubt it?. Has had years declining from the weather. Might give the 4TC...

    Jun 17, 2021 at 11:33 AM
  5. DcB replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Thanks for checking, the Parracombe station's Wikipedia page should be updated with a warning that some historical information can not be verified. A quick check shows the entry has been updated 50 times since 2005 by various editors, some names...

    Jun 16, 2021 at 8:35 AM
  6. DcB replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    It's at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parracombe_railway_station which quotes the L T Catchpole history book as a reference (sadly don't have access to the book)

    Jun 15, 2021 at 8:46 PM
  7. DcB replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    the railway objectors have lived in the village for a while and probably got used to village sounds, but not extra tourists. The interactive maps with Google satellite view is really good and been updated. Are Southwest Water willing to sell or...

    Jun 14, 2021 at 6:38 PM
  8. DcB replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Does not look like things have changed since 1898! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parracombe_railway_station There are several in the village who see the railway helping the economy and jobs. Whilst others who moved to the village for it's...

    Jun 14, 2021 at 11:01 AM
  9. DcB replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Looking at history (please correct if wrong) Charles Blackmore, of Court Place objected, so initially trains passed through and presume passengers and goods had to go from Woody Bay to Parracombe by horse and cart?. Then after a year Charle's...

    Jun 13, 2021 at 12:19 PM
  10. DcB replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Just seen the DMU and 31806 both at Corfe on different platforms on Railcam. 31806 listed on Realtime site, but not the DMU testing/training.

    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:57 AM