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Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

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

  1. Mark Thompson

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    looking on FB at the footage taken last night of the road between Paracombe and Barbrook, it would have needed a "Snowdrift at Bleath Gill" type job to keep any railway open!
     
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    I did. Nothing. Link please?
     
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    Maybe melting fast , but we still have snow drifts of 10ft on the main road betbetw Blackmore gate and Bratton flemming
     
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    (Photo credit Devon County Council 3.3.2018)
     
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    To be fair, it's not always immediately obvious at a casual glance. Search engines can also have a habit of returning some randomly specific single page, which gets irritating.

    My own M.O is to bookmark the desired page, once located. That usually works!
     
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    Indeed they do,

    "Lynton & Barnstaple" is an official L&B Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/Lynton.Barnstaple/
    "Lynton and Barnstaple" is an L&B community group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/lyntonandbarnstaple/

    This two-pronged approach to Facebook is quite common for public-facing companies and organisations seeking to embrace social media.
    Each has links to the other. In most regards, it seems to work well
     
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    No sign of a thaw where I live, but they've got the Cat & Fiddle Road (Buxton to Macclesfield) open today - and Northern Trains say the Buxton to Manchester line is open; first break-throughs since Wednesday.
     
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    A fellow buxtoner! Natpres has gone up in my estimations ;), yes, indeed, seems like things ground to a halt round here for 4-5 days, you should've seen the buxton speedway/earl sterndale road, if it still existed that is, I wouldn't know, I couldn't see the dry stone walls either side of it, and the fog was pretty intense too, reminded me of the revenant film. Pretty crazy how quickly its melting today too, a very freak weather system it was, certainly lived up to the 'beast from the east' hype that the media spouted, which is unusual for them. Usually they over exaggerate to the nth degree.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thawing continues on Exmoor - PILTON was out at Killington Lane today dealing with the last of the snow on the track... (photo: Dave Hallet via Facebook)
     
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    Yep - Friday and Saturday was a pea-souper here, and I remember seeing a road like that about 6 - 7 years ago. I went down to see some friends in the Staffordshire Moorlands, and driving through a slot cut by farmers with diggers along the middle of the road, with the snow on each side higher than the the roof of my Land Rover. After half a mile, I went over a small rise, and all I could see in front of me was a smooth and unbroken expanse of snow; walls, hedges, fences, gates all buried, and no idea where the road was! No room to turn, so I had to reverse right back to the first farm entrance.

    Glad to see that the thaw has reached Exmoor, though, so the L & B team can get cracking again! :)

    Best regards,

    John
     
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    Good luck to the L&B for the planning meeting tomorrow. Fingers and everything else crossed...
     
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    And from me, too!!
     
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    May good fortune be with all of you at the meeting today. Thoughts are with you.

    Now, soldiers, march away
    And how thou pleasest, God, dispose the day.
    (Henry V)
     
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    "We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat, they do not exist" : Queen Victoria

    May sanity prevail and ..... with everything crossed ..... best of good fortune to the L&B - a project to revitalise Exmoor's economy to the benefit of all North Devon.
     
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    Any news?
     
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    Hope it has all gone/is going as well as it deserves to.
     

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