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Woody Bay Arrival

One of Chris's comments recently prompted me to put up a few pictures I took last year on a visit to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in North Devon.

The railway opened in 1898 and closed in 1935, and is one of the most famous in railway terms. Over recent years a heritage group have taken on the task of rebuilding as much as they can and the main centre is at Woody Bay, not far from Lynton.

This picture shows the train arriving back at Woody Bay after the return trip to Killington Lane. I apologise that it has a signal growing out of the top of the cab on the engine, I didn't get round to cloning it out.

 

Woody Bay Arrival

One of Chris's comments recently prompted me to put up a few pictures I took last year on a visit to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in North Devon.

The railway opened in 1898 and closed in 1935, and is one of the most famous in railway terms. Over recent years a heritage group have taken on the task of rebuilding as much as they can and the main centre is at Woody Bay, not far from Lynton.

This picture shows the train arriving back at Woody Bay after the return trip to Killington Lane. I apologise that it has a signal growing out of the top of the cab on the engine, I didn't get round to cloning it out.

 

comments (12)

  • FLOOG
  • The caves of my mind
  • 1 Dec 2008, 05:10
The train driver peeking through at us, is really nice.

A lovely engine, and so nicely framed. Those marvellous tracks have such character. I can almost hear the noises as she comes closer
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, she, ( why are locos always she?), is a great little thing as you will see tomorrow. Thanks for your comment.
Well done Brian. Hopefully they'll soon be pushing on toward Parracombe & eventually Blackmore Gate. I love this part of the world
Brian Walbey: I thought you might like this Chris, I understand that thaings are looking good for an extension to the current track sooner rather than later.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 1 Dec 2008, 08:21
Driver and conductor both hanging out Priceless, you caught this just at the right moment Brian. Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, I don't know how two big blokes get into one of these little engines.
Lovely part of the world. Must try and have a ride on this one day!
Brian Walbey: Very nice part of the world Bill, treat your wife to a weekend away next year, conveniently near this little railway, not that you knew it was there of course!
Ha fabulous, Brian. This little 'toy' made me smile.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, a better view of this little "toy" tomorrow.
Superb Brian! I wish I could have a ride there.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, unfortuantely this would be a bit of a trek for you to get to this railway from where you are living.
Boys at play Brian ... Excellent timing for this shot. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, what boy wouldn't want one of these in their back garden.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 1 Dec 2008, 18:01
I used to belong the L&B supporters' association; I always thought that it was a fabulous railway, Aren't the Festiniog building a replica of one of the original locos? I do like the head-on view of the loco here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I thought it was a great little place to go. The best second hand book shop of any railway I have been to.
  • mikedi
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2008, 19:43
It's a great shot with the 2 of them hanging out at either end!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Mike.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2008, 19:56
Brian you know that I love railways....it is NOT only boy's toys....gringrin...I love this one, great view, thank you.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, if you get chance to look this theme continues until Thursday and then two trains next week and three the week after, I think that should be enough for even the most ardent enthusiast :-D
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Dec 2008, 21:54
Terrific view, lovely capture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, this is a very attractive little railway.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2008, 21:57
Great little train Brian, one railway I haven't managed to get to yet.
Brian Walbey: It's a nice little railway Les, not a very long ride though as yet and it has an excellent second hand book shop, quite the best I've seen. Thanks for your comment.

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