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LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:33 pm
by RoGNer
OPEN DAY 2015
19th & 20th September is the date for your diary.
The LBLR site will be open from 11am to 4pm with FOUR locos in operation - 2 of the LB fleet and 2 visiting.
Hopewell Colliery museum and Clearwell Caves will also have loco's and stock running/on display too.
If that's not enough for your narrow gauge/industrial needs - then visit The Perrygrove Railway too for their gala weekend!

Roger

www.leabaileylightrailway.co.uk

:D

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:51 pm
by RoGNer
I've recently posted 2 video clips from the open day - one features the loco line up the other is Issing Sid.. Take a look on the facebook page

We have a 2016 calendar available too - 12 wonderful pictures of rocker-shovels !

Roger


https://www.facebook.com/leabaileylightrailway/?ref=hl

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:38 pm
by chris stockdale
Gnice!

Sigh - I wish I was closer. I'd love to see 'issing Sid in the metal one day; a fascinating loco.

Cheers,

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:55 am
by DCRFAN 3
Just spent and hour looking through pictures and videos. Great industrial machines :D :D :D :D

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:24 am
by Steve Holland
Stockers,

If you want to see 'Issin Sid then you need to get yourself to a Statfold barn Railway open day. See http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/news.php for the dates of the 2016 open days.
If anyone has not seen 'Issin Sid, this is the wee beastie.

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It goes for about 400 yards on one filling of air, but has now been given a compressor in a mine tub to drag along so it gets let loose on the Statfold main line.
I reckon something like a Hornby (ex-Dapol) L&Y "Pug" or the High Level Kits chassis for the "Pug" could do as the under-pinnings for a Gn15 version. There's a Hornby "Pug" in my cupboard, hmmmm............

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:55 pm
by chris stockdale
Cheers Steve,

I'm not far from Statfold, so it's definitely :oops: :oops: :oops: time when I admit to not having got myself there yet.

Hopefully soon!

Cheers,

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:09 am
by Nevadablue
Steve, thanks for the pics of the little loco. What a neat little machine!

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:33 am
by RoGNer
Back in January a rumbling was heard in the Forest from the direction of the Lea Bailey Light Railway... Due to the heavy rainfall, water had built up such pressure behind the rock fall in the mine, that it pushed the rocks down and surged forwards, bursting the metal mine doors open, bending one off its hinges and pushing the rocker shovel and wagons out of the mine where they then derailed off the track. Repairs have now been made to the doors and an extra drainage ditch dug. One of the mine doors now sports an open metal grid to allow water to flow out, should it happen again. The area was left under several inches of silt which is in the process of being cleared away.

Some pictures i took last Sunday -

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More pictures and info are on the railways facebook page

Cheers
Roger

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:30 pm
by Nevadablue
Wow, never heard of that happening.

I don't do facebook, can the pics be seen without joining?

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:45 pm
by RoGNer
Hi Ken

Here is the link to the page - you don't have to join in order to look around the page.

Hope you find it interesting

http://www.facebook.com/leabaileylightrailway

Cheers pal
Roger

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:59 pm
by RoGNer
The mine workings were about 650/700 yards deep into the hillside but was blocked at around 475 yards in by a roof fall of rocks many years ago. The water flows all year round at about the same rate from the mine, along one side of the 2' track and into a drain just before the mine entrance doors, taking it underground to the other side of the site where it comes out again and falls into a stream.

Behind the rock fall, where the roof had come in, it was full of water from the floor to the roof (approx 6ft). The force of the water pushed the rock fall down and flooded out through the locked metal doors! It pushed the Eimco rocker shovel and a couple of waggons with it too!!

Another reminder of how powerful nature is ..!

Roger

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:17 pm
by Nevadablue
Thanks for the link Roger.

That buildup of water was dangerous! I'm glad it didn't give way while you were in there. Scary. Maybe the breakout pulled some of the muck from the roof fall area. Hopefully it will drain properly from now on.

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:54 am
by RoGNer
The LBLR is holding an Open Day - well an open weekend - May 14 and 15 is the date for the first for 2016.
TWO visiting loco's, lots of waggon shunting, tea & coffee and the sales stand!

Please see our Facebook page - you don't have to "belong" to facebook to see it - for details and updates on those locos.

www.facebook.com/leabaileylightrailway

The Eimco Rocker Shovel now has a new operators footplate fitted too! Mind your head!

Cheers
Roger

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 9:14 pm
by RoGNer
Open Day (weekend) coming up at the LBLR. The WR8 now moves under its own battery power and i posted a new video on the facebook page - see link in my previous post above.

Thanks
Roger

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:17 pm
by RoGNer
September open weekend was a good success - video and pictures on facebook page here

http://www.facebook.com/leabaileylightrailway



Cheers
Roger

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:09 pm
by RoGNer
My whimsical mind is full of Emett, Heath Robinson (new museum now open) and the wonderful wonderful world of PBLR and Mr Peter Barnfield.. Dragging myself to reality (must i?) and there are pictures and moving pictures (never catch on) on the LBLR facebook (farcebook) page and website on this, the world wide wobble of said narrow gauge line, hidden deep in the Forest of Dream..

Salutations to you, one and all as i continue to sow static grass on my 9ft long by 1ft wide dithering that it Lord Spokeshave's Estate Railway on a wall mounted plank with little in the way of punctuation or spelling. Yet it brings rhubarb and our dear Cooks special custard to the masses via its link to the "mainline" (whatever that is meant to be) - so go forth fellow Gn15'ers and create a world where all is good and life is simple and long live Whimshire and all that. Eat custard and be happy.

Thank you
Roger? :idea:

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:42 pm
by chris stockdale
Oh dear, someone's found a new bot of cooking sherry, haven't they?

:D


Sounds as if all good in F of Dream. Must get down again on a sunny day next year.

Cheers,

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:48 pm
by RoGNer
Today and indeed tomorrow, is the "Compressed Air" Gala at the LB.
Eimco things in operation

Some pictures may follow

Roger