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Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

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

  1. Sheff

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    Why would they need to work over the bendy bridge - GWR was north of the river like Town station? FWIW I came out of Ilfracombe behind a Warship c. 1966 iirc.
     
  2. Pete Thornhill

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    By 73xx I’m guessing you mean the Moguls? Not sure they were allowed in original form with the weights when numbered in the 93xx series.
    The GWR had running powers and ran trains to Ilfracombe.
     
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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    While we are on this diversion:

    Barnstaple - Ilfracombe in 1898, filmed from the front of a loco. The first sequence runs from just before the Taw bridge, across the bridge, past Barnstaple Quay station, through Barnstaple Town (with - hey! back on topic alert! the L&B station under construction) and over the Pottington swing bridge to the trailing connection to Rolles Quay. The second segment is a section of the 1 in 36 downhill towards Ilfracombe through Slade Tunnel. The last section shows the entrance into Ilfracombe itself, in its pre-rebuilt form.



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    I think I can tell the difference between a GW 63XX and a BR 63XX...
     
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    For starters, those smokebox numberplates are a dead giveaway! ;)
     
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    Well, there is that on a GW 63XX in BR days...
     
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    Ah, just got me Jowet’s out. I assumed, wrongly, that the GWR continued straight ahead to Town. Rather than heading south over the river via Junction first.
     
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    Strangely silent from N Devon. The L & B website offers nothing since August. It would be good to know if the passenger numbers are holding up and that the BF station purchase is still proceeding according to plan.
     
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    I think you will find some stuff on their FB site, but then not every one uses that.....
     
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    I am sure people have commented, on the NP WSR thread in particular, that the L&B is quite busy.
     
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    Indeed they have :)
     
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    Yes I did, was at the L&B twice two weeks ago, both were as busy as a normal running day when I visited.
     
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    Good to see that the L & B have been awarded a grant of £79,300 from one of the C - 19 recovery funds. That, together with the other donations, will see them through to Spring next year according to their website.
     
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    I spent an hour yesterday following the links to the application for planning permission for the L & B extension. The Environmental Statement is a really detailed document, right down to Bats and Climate Change coal use! No wonder it takes so long and will cost so much.
    There is also a detailed, very considered, reply to the latest objection.....
     
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    Do you have a link please?
     
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    Sorry.... I don't know how to link but I googled "Exmoor National Park" then followed the planning link and searched L & B extension. This has a reference no 62/50/20/004. Then there are lots of documents listed...9th Sept 2020 is the letter.
     
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    Ah yes, I did find that one, but there seems to have been a reply back from the objector's solicitor since then which has yet to have a response from the L&BR - or else I could not find it.
     
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    From practical experience on another heritage railway, compared to Bats the reported presence of Dormice and Great Crested Newts cause greater problems and expense.
     
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    Here is a link to the planning application:-
    https://planning.agileapplications.co.uk/exmoor/application-details/21255
    The letters referred to make interesting reading. I was amazed at the suggestions about alternative charities for donations from supporters! I wonder why the owners of Court Place Farm object so strongly to the reinstatement of the railway and have refused a meeting. I just wonder why there are so many objections to a planning application which is just a modification to one that has already been passed.
     
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    Without CP powers the extension ain't going nowhere! Let's hope they ask for them in the Transport & Works Order
     
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