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Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by 50044 Exeter, Dec 25, 2009.

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    I hope you won't be disappointed!
     
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    I'm really glad you took this photo, it helped no end when putting the roof back on the rebuilt hut
     
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    I was a working member of the LAGs in 1961 when I walked the L&B, so there was a personal connection with that hut even though I wasn't involved with the collection of the carriage. That took place before my time. Anyway, I'm glad that shot came in useful 57 years later!
     
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    Not at all, absolutely fascinating stuff!
     
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    What happened t the vehicle body shown in one of the pictures? Is that the now-preserved van or was it lost?
     
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    There are notes explaining each image - on a mobile just click the picture. This is apparently the coach that was left at Snapper Halt and subsequently set on fire.
     
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    And I have to admit that I pinched it for the Vintage Carriages website. I did give Ron the credit for the photo, though
     
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    Is there any news on Van 23?
     
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    Not an official response by any means, but my understanding is that Van 23 is still in covered storage at the L&B EAST workshops in Essex (I last saw it before they moved from Great Yeldham). Some restoration work has been done, although a new steel underframe is needed as the wooden original is unsuitable for use in passenger service.

    Carriage 5 is due to be completed and delivered to Devon next year, and Van 23 will then be the next priority.

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    Van 23, newly moved into the new EAST workshops, July 2017
     
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    As a child on holidays in North Wales we used to often walk along the Welsh Highland along the Aberglaslyn Pass and I never thought it would ever be rebuilt! And with the L & B I was always told the closest I was ever going to get to riding it was to travel on number 14 or looking at models at exhibitions.
     
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    I, too, walked the Welsh Highland trackbed and it was doing that that prompted me to do the same on the L & B.

    A bit off topic I know, but if anyone's interested to have a look, my pictures from the Welsh highland walk are here:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/train-pix/sets/72157626287601418/
     
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    Thanks for those photos. I too remember walking the WHR years ago, although I only did part of it.
     
  13. MartinBall

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    Is it known how much the steel underframe costs? Maybe a NatPres based funding initiative could be set up to cover that?
     
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    Blackmoor Gate is a mouthwatering prospect, even if they never get any further, not really that far from Killington Lane . Such a lovely line, it will in time be a major attraction in the area.
     
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    The IoM Railways bought two new galvanized steel carriage underframes from Boston Lodge 3 or 4 years ago and IIRC they were about 7k each. Probably worth a phone call.
    Ray.
     
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    I think the number is on speed dial - Blodge built the bogies and underframes for the 4 restored carriages.
     
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    And are building the 5th now!

    John
     
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    Has that appeared in a FR "Moving Pictures" yet? Only a matter of time, surely...
     
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    Yes, I'm sure the cost is on the L&B website somewhere - but I was hoping someone from the railway might answer before I had to trawl through all the news pages on the website.... :)
     
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    An entire carriage a few years back was costed at £160,000.
    So, the underframe is probably at least half of that if not more.
     

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