and Barnstaple Railway - 2016
0-4-2 Bagnall of 1953 "Isaac" runs
forward onto its train at Woody Bay station - 4/9/16
The driver inspects the motion bearings.
"Isaac" departs Woody Bay with a 3 coach
train of L&B stock.
The returning train from Killington Lane
climbs up to Woody Bay with the road set for platform 1.
The present limit of operation is
Killington Lane about 1 mile west of Woody Bay. "Isaac" has uncoupled
and is in the headshunt prior to running around its train.
As the loco returns to its train the
fireman takes the single line token from the guard at the ground frame.
About to depart from Killington Lane.
Photo taken with the kind permission of the driver who escorted me over
the track - thank you!
The simple platform with shelter in this
A later train seen soon after leaving
"Isaac" climbing away from Killington
Lane showing the beautiful Devon countryside. 7/9/16.
The Bagnall makes a superb sight with its
3 coach train as it approaches Woody Bay station.
The signal cabin at Woody Bay.
The track diagram above the frame in the
"Isaac" brings a loaded ballst wagon up
to Woody Bay.
The scene at Woody Bay on my third visit
to the Lynton & Barnstaple on 16/9/16.
Todays loco was Kerr Stuart "Axe". This
0-6-0 "Joffre" class was built in 1915 for WW1 use in France.
"Axe" seen between Woody Bay & Killington Lane.
"Axe" awaiting departure from Killington
Lunchtime at Woody Bay as the loco
simmers by the coaling stage.