Rebuild green light for Lynton & Barnstaple

THE Lynton & Barnstaple Railway has been given the green light to rebuild more of the original railway.

Rebuild green light for Lynton & Barnstaple
Baldwin 2-4-2T Lyn taking water at Blackmoor station shortly before the original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway closed in 1935. This scene could be replicated in years to come (see separate story, page 40). L&B Inset: The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway wants to buy the original Blackmoor Gate station but keep it as a thriving pub and restaurant complex, and is inviting investors to come on board. ROBIN JONES
Planning permission to rebuild the line from the Old Station House Inn at Blackmoor Gate – the original L&B station – to Wistlandpound Reservoir was granted by North Devon Council on June 15.

While revivalists aim to rebuild the entire line from Lynton to Barnstaple, Wistlandpound Reservoir is viewed as an excellent interim western terminus because it offers a meaningful destination for tourists.

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