Lynton and Barnstaple Railway will welcome the Lyd steam locomotive again in 2022

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway have announced that Manning Wardle 2-6-2T ‘Lyd’ will return for their September gala.

Visiting thanks to the Ffestiniog Railway, Lyd will race alongside L&B replica Baldwin ‘Lyn’, the first time they have appeared together since 2019.

The gala takes place on September 24 and 25.

Lyd runs on the Ffestiniog Railway between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog but is, at the time of writing, based at Dinas on the Welsh Highland Railway prior to the new Y Cwellyn service between Caernarfon and Rhyd Ddu.

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is a narrow gauge railway based at Woody Bay in North Devon and is approximately 1 mile long. Train journeys take around 25 minutes and currently run between Woody Bay and Killington Lane Halt.

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More gala details are being confirmed, but the railway is planning a number of attractions for the whole family to make for a great day out.

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Jose P. Rogers