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Old Lynton & Barnstaple photos
« on: June 23, 2009, 03:25:05 AM »
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Phil Raynes wrote:
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For those interested in English 2' gauge railways, some previously lost B/W photos of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (before closure) have recently been posted on a website.  So far there are around 50+ of them.

http://www.sdrailway.com/mediagallery/album.php?aid=32&sort=0

There are several photos of Lyn, the 2-4-2T by Baldwin on different pages.

Phil

tomc replied:
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Phil,

I can't get to any part of that link.  Is the link bad or the server down?

Tom C.
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snailbeach replied:
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Hi Tom

Joined this fine forum just to answer you, I am owner of the SDRailway website - and can confirm that the link is correct and server hasn'ty been down for a few weeks.

If you can get into sdrailway dot com near the top left is a menu, select Media Gallery select the first Album - Historical - at the moment Lynton and Barnstaple is the only choice.

Thanks to all the members who have visited our site.

SDRailway or Snailbeach District Railway was a short (3 miles) mine railway that ran 3.5 miles distant into the Shropshire Hills for the purpose of bringing lead down to an exchange siding with a standard gauge railway, and returned with coal to fire the 'beam' steam engines and the smelter for the lead.

It opened in 1877 with a gauge of 2 feet 4 and closed in 1947 and we are reviving it as a two foot tourist line, hopefully to reach the lead museum at Snailbeach. The line ran two Baldwins 4-6-0 WW1 trench models that were regauged. We have found an old example from the middle east and rebuilt it in Asia with new boiler and it now looks like the lines number 4. We should start tracklaying on the first phase May and will also run a quarry Hunslet new build a couple of years ago 'Statfold'.

Hope that tells you a little bit about the project and hope you, Tom have more luck accessing the site next time.

- Wayne -

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Phil,

I can't get to any part of that link.  Is the link bad or the server down?

Tom C.

Ira Schreiber replied:
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I, too, can not get the link to open. I get a web error message.
I get the home page, but when I click on the media link, it dumps.

Ira Schreiber
In sunny Colorado

snailbeach replied:
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I can only apologize if the error is with our site but with the amount of reads of the pages I am wondering if its a localized problem.

I have asked a friend in Texas (the guy who wrote the gallery software) to run some checks to see if he and other members of his team have any problems.

I will get back to everyone as to me this is a mystery.

From the log I see a mixed bag of setbb dot com referals with some people hitting one page upto one hitting 30 pages on the album.

Looking into this

Wayne

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I, too, can not get the link to open. I get a web error message.
I get the home page, but when I click on the media link, it dumps.

Ira Schreiber
In sunny Colorado

Phil Raynes replied:
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Sorry I didn't reply earlier, but my connection with hotmail was down much of the day.  I do remember having a problem with that page, but when it went to the error message, I simply hit "return/back" and it popped up fine!  I'm not sure what the problem is, but try that and see.

Also, thanks to Wayne (Snailbeach) for filling us in - I know he is very busy with the Snailbeach project, and appreciate him taking the time to respond!

Phil

Stephen Hussar replied:
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Interesting. Wayne, thanks for signing up! I don't think the problem is with your website, however. I was able to see all of the pages with no problem, but only when I first went through Google. So go to http://www.google.com and search "Snailbeach District Railway." You can open the site via a link on a Google page, but not through this site...very strange. Also try this: http://www.sdrailway.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20070408111140760

Ira Schreiber replied:
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I tried the link Steve H. sent and the home page opens and then I get the "Internet Explorer can not open this webpage" message.

Ira Schreiber
Home of the cursed computer

Phil Raynes replied:
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Hi Ira,

That is what mine did at first - try hitting refresh/back when that happens.  At least it worked for me!

I just tried it again, and it did just what you described, but refresh worked fine for me!

Phil
Home of another cursed (at times like this morning!) computer!

snailbeach replied:
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As promised I got the software developer to check this is his comment ...

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Wayne,

If the link works for some but not others, I doubt it is either a MG or CTL problem. I'm in the US and can get to the link just fine.

When you say it dumps, could you be a bit more specific....What exactly does it show in the browser?

Also, did the link work fine before upgrading, or is this a new link you posted in the last day?

More information would definitely be helpful to diagnose this one.

Thanks!
Mark

However, another use said with IE 7 he got a problem but when he ran refresh everything was fine. We are still looking into this.

Wayne

PS Had to be crafty and put dot in links - I haven't made 5 posts yet


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Interesting. Wayne, thanks for signing up! I don't think the problem is with your website, however. I was able to see all of the pages with no problem, but only when I first went through Google. So go to google dot com and search "Snailbeach District Railway." You can open the site via a link on a Google page, but not through this site...very strange. Also try this: www dot sdrailway dot com / mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20070408111140760

Wayne Laepple replied:
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No problems signing in directly from either Foxfire or msn. I can open everything.

the other Wayne

Ira Schreiber replied:
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Refreshing did NOT help....

Ira Schreiber

Allan Fisher replied:
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I am able to get into all segments of the Web site without difficulty.

snailbeach replied:
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After an all night debugging session we tracked down the problem, and isolated it to IE both versions 6 and 7. For the time being we have disabled the lightbox slide show we were using for displays and everything seems to load alright now.

Apologies, I do test the website in Firefox and IE Windows, Mac and Linux before handing something to public viewing - unfortunately I tested it then set the Lightbox slide show and never went back to test all platforms.

Sincere apologies to all who tried, hope your return visit brings more luck.

Wayne

tomc replied:
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I still can't get in with IE6.0  says can't display page

Tom C.
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Ira Schreiber replied:
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Thank you for following this through...
It now works fine on my computer, using IE.

I feel better knowing it was not my doing.
Ira Schreiber

Mike Fox replied:
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Works fine now on IE7. Thanks for sharing that with us.
Mike

snailbeach replied:
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Most welcome - I will let everyone know when our Baldwin is running, September is pencilled in if the contractors keep to the timeline for tracklaying.

Pleased it now works for IE 7 should also work with IE 6 hope Ira does get the chance to see the album - its so frustrating for me to see the errors.

There are no problems with Firefox but don't want a website which only works for one browser.

I have tried on the following:

XP with Firefox, IE-6 and IE7
Vista with IE-7
Mac with Firefox and Safari
Linux (Suse) with Firefox and Konquerer

Only problem I am still seeing is the graphic banner at the top does not show up on IE 6 it shows a white space. It purely a jpg with a CSS written title over the top.

Please to welcome everybody to our soon to be 2 foot line.

Wayne

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Works fine now on IE7. Thanks for sharing that with us.
Mike

snailbeach replied:
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We have had some script kiddies run riot on our site downloading our media gallery, we have therefore had to make the site open to registered members only. Registration is painless email and name and a captcha string that is all. Feel free to register we don't sell your email addresses promise.

-Wayne
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