Statfold at Woody Bay station

Published: 13-09-2008 photo #4199 0 comments 1 votes

Category:Steam Locomotives    Manufacturer:Unknown    Country:England    Year:2008 Group:Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, England    Contributor:John Southall

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Being prepared for the first train of the day is Hunslet 0-4-0ST Statfold.
Built in 2005, yes 2005, she is almost brand new and is beautiful.
Woody Bay is currently the main station on the Lynton and Barnstaple narrow gauge railway. When I visited in 2002 there was no track laid now they have a running line a mile long.
The target is to expand to 9 miles in the next 10 years and eventually, as the name implies, to run from Lynton to Barnstaple but that is a long way in the future.
On a clear day you can see Wales across the Bristol Channel. It is a beautiful little railway.

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