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

    Sorry, but I do not see how. My point was that it would not take "10 to 15 minutes" just to turn an engine on a turntable. I quite agree that the residents may well have concerns which need to be addressed, but IMHO some of those concerns are...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 8:37 PM
  2. RailWest replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    ...but only the northern part until the ND&CJLR was opened in 1925 :-)

    Sep 27, 2022 at 7:59 PM
  3. RailWest replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Not something about which I have heard anything, but it may well have been mentioned somewhere along the way. You can't go south of Parracombe station 'cos of the trackbed issue, so it would have to be on the northern approach, where IMHO there...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 7:02 PM
  4. RailWest replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    I understand the point which you are making and agree wholeheartedly with the wider sentiments of your comments. However...the point about the 'semantics' of the turntable is that local residents have developed fears of a situation seemingly...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 5:05 PM
  5. RailWest replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    The comments about 'environmental statement' and 'burning coal' etc would suggest that at least some concerns were addressed, but it's unclear about the rest. As regards the possibility that road users might illegally drive down the bridle way...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 2:03 PM
  6. RailWest replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    I note from reading the PPC's Minutes:- "...Statements were given by members of the public starting with a representative from the L&BR who spoke about the benefits to the area, the environmental statement, together with the minimal amount of...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:47 PM
  7. RailWest replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    I understand that there is some 'talk' - if not more than that at the moment - about putting in a 'phone line between WB and KL for operational purposes. Maybe with suitable multi-core cabling it could support not only an 'internal' railway phone...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:59 AM
  8. RailWest liked Michael B's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    We just need another 5 carriages; they can be painted in Southern Railway green as the second rake and then things will match. Oh and another couple of engines in SR livery (one of them in the 'intermediate' livery of the mid-twenties)....

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:42 AM
  9. RailWest liked Mark Thompson's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Stuart Nelhams posted this lovely picture on Facebook earlier, from the weekend's gala. It's about as evocative as it gets: [ATTACH]

    307691425_10160319698219712_4335930941269128640_n.jpg Sep 26, 2022 at 2:05 PM