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« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2018, 06:01:44 am »

Considering the significance of the approval, it's perhaps a little surprising that the L&B website has not made a song and dance about it. In fact, the news seems not to have reached there at all yet.

It's great news, but they still need to apply for a TWAO.

See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transport-and-works-act-orders-a-brief-guide-2006
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« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2019, 03:03:27 pm »

Progress on the L&B. Work started on the extension last month (somehow, I managed to miss the announcement). For those of us who like to follow it's progress, the L&B have obligingly started an extension blog, link below:


https://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/page/phase-iia-construction-commences
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« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2020, 06:22:41 pm »

After a three year gap I took advantage of the late autumn sunshine to take another trip to the L&B.

To my mind it still offers some of the best views from a heritage railway.







No pre-booking was required and there only a handful groups travelling which admittedly did make photography easier!





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« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2020, 07:09:48 pm »

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To my mind it still offers some of the best views from a heritage railway.

I think supporters of the NYMR, Wensleydale, West Somerset and Swanage may challenge that, but it certainly looks worth taking a ride to enable me to form an opinion!
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« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2020, 07:33:55 pm »

Perhaps it wins on a view per mile basis!
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« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2020, 07:38:44 pm »

Perhaps it wins on a view per mile basis!

On views per mile I would go for the L&B's near neighbour that you also travelled on, Bob ...
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« Reply #66 on: October 24, 2020, 05:25:56 pm »

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To my mind it still offers some of the best views from a heritage railway.

I think supporters of the NYMR, Wensleydale, West Somerset and Swanage may challenge that, but it certainly looks worth taking a ride to enable me to form an opinion!

You could certainly add the Welsh Highland to that too.
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