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TOP AWARD FOR "OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO RAILWAY PRESERVATION"

Page's Park new station

 

 

Volunteers at the Leighton Buzzard Railway are delighted by the news that their hard work has been recognised by the Heritage Railway Association's highest national award, named after the late Peter Manisty, one of railway preservation's pioneers.

 

The award plaque was presented formally at the HRA's Annual General Meeting dinner on 11th February, by Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail (above right). It was received on behalf of the Society by the Chairman, Terry Bendall.

 

The award recognises the LBR's "Outstanding Contribution to Railway Preservation" during 2016. Previous holders include the National Railway Museum for its "Mallard 75" event in 2014, and London Transport Museum's 2013 event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world's first underground railway.

 

The judges were particularly impressed by the Society's determination to press on and build a new station at Page's Park, despite being disappointed by the outcome of grant applications. Apart from a Section 106 payment from neighbouring housing developments, most of the funding in fact came from the Society's membership, a remarkable achievement.

 

19th February 2017

 

Christmas tidings of great joy!

 


2016 saw the best Christmas season for passengers since 2008, with a massive 28% jump from 2015's total. And those who came seem to have enjoyed themselves, to judge by the smiling faces. Exhausting but worthwhile for our volunteers, and we hope we made thousands of our customers happy too.

 

 15th January 2017


New postcode for Page's Park

 The postcode for Page's Park--our main station and registered office--has recently been changed to LU7 4TG. This will come as a great relief to satnav users, who have been known to get lost in a nearby industrial estate. Our new postcode is instead shared with the shop at the end of our access road.

7th November 2016

 

Pedemoura 
"Pedemoura" hauls it first-ever passenger train
 
Last July was a great time for the team of volunteers who have spent many long hours--and not a little money--getting steam locomotive "Pedemoura" back into working order. As this picture shows, they did it!
 
"Pedemoura" was built in Germany in 1924, for the coal mining industry in northern Portugal, and was withdrawn in 1968. Arriving in the UK in 1972 for preservation, it came to Leighton Buzzard in 2005, when the real work began.
 
After light engine runs and a test train of passenger stock on 20th June, "Pedemoura" hauled what is believed to be its first-ever commercial passenger trains on 17th July. In October, it was at the head of a 6-coach special train for members and guests attending the station opening ceremony, and is expected to see more regular use in 2017.
1st February 2017
 
 

Link road construction progress

If you come to Leighton Buzzard from Junction 12 of the M1, you will have seen work in progress on the course of the extension to the A505, from the new Junction 11A of the M1, north of Dunstable. 

 

When finished in June, it will give our visitors direct access from the M1 to the A505/A4146 Leighton Buzzard southern bypass. This will reduce travel times, particularly for those coming from the London area. We look forward to its completion.

12th February 2017

 

 

TripAdvisor certificate awarded--again!

 

In 2016, for the second year running, the Leighton Buzzard Railway was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the TripAdvisor tourism planning website, for the high standard of the reviews it has received.

 

More than three-quarters of the reviewers have rated us Excellent or Very Good, and we have used both positive and negative feedback as a prompt to take action on any aspects of our customer experience over which we have any influence.

 

Please keep on reviewing us.

15th January 2017


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