If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

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

  1. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,891
    Likes Received:
    7,419
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, best job I've ever had
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Have a look at my post on the photography thread some more pics of the line as it is now
     
    JMJR1000 and Old Kent Biker like this.
  2. Old Kent Biker

    Old Kent Biker Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ex IS Manager now Taxi Controller and loving it!
    Location:
    Kent UK
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Johnb likes this.
  3. JMJR1000

    JMJR1000 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    629
    Likes Received:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cleethorpes
    Thank you very much for sharing them, your photography is just superb I must say.
     
    Johnb likes this.
  4. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    South Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Perhaps not as infamous as I thought! Whorlton Lido is an area of river and open land used for open swimming and picnicking in County Durham on the River Tees. It has/had a miniature railway for sometime, but for one reason or another (which is disputed) the owner decided to shut the whole Lido to the public. He kept the railway in situ for his children (I believe), but was constantly bombarded by railway enthusiasts demanding access to see the railway and it's locomotives. This ultimately came to a head when a group of railway enthusiasts from Cardiff who felt they had a right to see it, broke in and had a look around. Needless to say that was not well received by the owner
     
    Miff likes this.
  5. Miff

    Miff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,048
    Likes Received:
    1,455
    It’s for sale if anyone has a few million to spare.
    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/n...99.out-about-wycliffe-wonder-now-up-for-sale/
     
    SpudUk likes this.
  6. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    29,367
    Likes Received:
    12,875
    Occupation:
    Training moles
    Location:
    The back of beyond
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  7. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    417
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cymru
    It's worth noting that there are several inaccuracies in this post, and that Trewyn has had these pointed out to him, but decided not to alter the post despite a request to do so (or has not read the private messages). In particular, no marketing director will post in public about a heritage magazine ignoring them (to the point of not even mentioning the Gala in their calendar of forthcoming events) if they had not sent both a press release and paid adverts about the event in question. Where Trewyn got the claim that nothing had been sent is a total mystery as we must assume Treywn is not privy to the outgoing mail of the L&B marketing director. The dangers of taking uninformed gossip as accurate is again underlined here. It also needs recalling from this forum that there are some people who are keen to spread malicious gossip about the railway due to a dislike of some of the current management.
     
  8. Old Kent Biker

    Old Kent Biker Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ex IS Manager now Taxi Controller and loving it!
    Location:
    Kent UK
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    ... and the "debacle with Lyn and the points" turned out to be the railway just being ultra-cautious until the issue was adequately investigated (sound familiar?) while uninformed individuals ended up making a mountain out of a molehill.
     
  9. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    South Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It was part of a related conversation about enthusiasts not understanding the concept of privacy - all fully quoted and pertinent to the wider debate on this thread
     
    Miff and Old Kent Biker like this.
  10. Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    E sussex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    On a more positive note, if anyone has not yet seen this yet, I strongly urge them to- it is a sumptious production which fully captures the spirit of the Autumn Gala and in great, and atmospheric detail; the closing minutes especially are glorious. Its easy to imagine oneself transported back to Pilton depot in the '30s for just a few moments:
     
    Dag Bonnedal, SpudUk, PaulB and 6 others like this.
  11. Greenway

    Greenway Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,870
    Likes Received:
    2,510
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Deep South
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    A most enjoyable video, well turned out locos and stock plus great scenery as well. A welcome change from Pacifics and other large steam locomotives.
     
    Beckford and Mark Thompson like this.
  12. marshall5

    marshall5 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    i.o.m
    Just giving it a "like" doesn't seem enough somehow. What a great film - well done to all concerned.
    Ray.
     
  13. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    1,444
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    SpudUk likes this.
  14. fergusmacg

    fergusmacg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    4,427
    Likes Received:
    2,214
    Occupation:
    Design Engineer
    Location:
    Cumbria
    It would if it said what those safety concerns are, however it is still somewhat ambiguous I'm sorry to be a tad picky but in a organization that people appear to revel in the "conspiracy" type stories (as we have seen in the past) is another vague announcement actually stopping such speculation?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
    The Dainton Banker and paulhitch like this.
  15. 61624

    61624 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    1,741
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Changing tack slightly, Coach 5 is now well under way, once it is finished will the team keep going on to successive numbers, and if so, what will they be?
     
    SpudUk likes this.
  16. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    1,444
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Really? I don't think we need to know exactly what the issue is as that can lead to problems on site. I think safety is good enough for most people.

    Keith
     
    SpudUk, Mark Thompson, Axe +1 and 2 others like this.
  17. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    1,444
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Parts survive of 1, 4, and 9 according to the L&B Wiki. I think this is pretty accurate, based on photos published on the L&B website a year or two back.

    Keith
     
  18. Greenway

    Greenway Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,870
    Likes Received:
    2,510
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Deep South
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    A glance at the area shows many trees which have probably grown and others in height since 1935 plus steep embankments.
     
  19. Old Kent Biker

    Old Kent Biker Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ex IS Manager now Taxi Controller and loving it!
    Location:
    Kent UK
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    The original L&B had 16 carriages, of 6 different types. With No. 5. Four of those types are now represented, plus No. 17 which was built a few years later. As mentioned above, Nos. 1 and 4 would provide a "full set" and a second open observation would be much appreciated - certainly for the summer service and two-engine operations. Once those three are "restored" (Van 23 will be first, I think) it's a simple matter of replicating what we have for the remaining missing carriages and after that, doing it all over again in Southern green! (not an official comment, of course - just one possible scenario!)
     
    SpudUk likes this.
  20. Old Kent Biker

    Old Kent Biker Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    400
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ex IS Manager now Taxi Controller and loving it!
    Location:
    Kent UK
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Which particular area are you speaking of?
     

Share This Page