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Lynton and Barnstaple - Extension plans

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Old Kent Biker, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Greenway

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    Quite correct. Unfortunately the value of Health and Safety rules is being undermined by management/councils/committees and individuals using it as a sort of 'trump card' to stop something that they personally disagree with and can't think of any other logical or practical way of stopping.
     
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    Or just as a way of not saying '..we cant be bothered'

    Now if we had 'Health & Efficiency' rules..............
     
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    I love all the likes however my post was meant to be darkly sarcastic Lol. Oh I have enjoyed this!
     
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    Ah!! 'H&E'. The memories of an adolescent schoolboy reaching up to the top shelf in the papershop on the way home from school...and hoping the shop-keeper wasn't looking.
     
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    'Come on, boys. this isn't a library'. 'No, miss, you don't get books like this in a library'.
     
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    Could we get back onto topic? This thread has turned into a stale gentleman's club and it'd be great if it ended before the casual misogyny arrives
     
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    Hear, hear!
     
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    Appears the issue @ Chelfham is the unapproved removal of the modern extension to the station building.
     
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    Understandable then.
     
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    If that's true then I was wrong in my estimation that it was a vandalism issue or a dispute, but I was right that it wasn't as bad as people assumed it to be, definitely a storm in a teacup! The question is was it closed to people pending an inspection from a structural engineer to declare it safe or did the council catch wind of an unauthorised demolition and put in a cease order?
     
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    Permission from the Council wouldn't have been necessary although they possibly should have been notified. As was referred to as a safety issue it is more likely that the Railway Board are concerned that the full CDM Regulations process and mandatory risk assessments hadn't been complied with. Many property owners and builders fail to follow those procedures properly but with so many eyes on the L&B they will want to make sure everything is done correctly.
     
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    Latest issue of Steam Railway, states that a grant from LEADER 5 Rural Development fund of £60,000 to help repair/rebuild Bridges 54 & 55, has been given. Works expected to start in January.

    Things are starting to happen...
     
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    Just noticed these pictures, from a brief East Group update, which is tucked away in a rather unnoticeable corner of the website:
    1)- great to see that Van 23 is receiving some attention at last-

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    Progress on Carriage No.5-
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    And finally, new antimacassars for 1st class. These really do look lovely, and just add a finishing touch to the ambience. IMG_20181118_100903.JPG (Incidentally, these are fitted to No. 17 at Woody Bay)
     
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    Two Armies:

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    Does van No.23 have it's original bogies? I've never been sure if it was found with them on or have they found some replacements?
     
  18. I count more than two. And a few leggies too.

    (Awaits stern rebuke ala "This is a serious RAILWAY forum. We can't be doing with such frippery as HUMOUR here. Can we get back ON TOPIC..."
     
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    Ho-ho!!
     
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    I've no problem with humour, but I can't say I spotted any ...?
     

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