More trackbed bought for Lynton & Barnstaple

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust has bought another half-mile of original trackbed near Lynton.

The latest stretch is at Barbrook on the approach to the resort.

The last train on the line, on September 29, 1935, headed by Lew and Yeo crossing the bridge over Dean Lane on to the section of trackbed just acquired by the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust. RL KNIGHT/LBR

The purchase reinforces the trust’s commitment to rebuilding the line from Woody Bay to Lynton after restoring services from Killington Lane to Blackmoor and Wistlandpound which has just received planning permission from the Exmoor National Park Authority.

Furthermore, in May the trust bought the half-mile of the route that lies between Blackmoor and Wistlandpound from its trackbed-purchasing sister company Exmoor Associates.

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