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Fancy a more exclusive view of our home & visiting locomotive fleet? We are holding three photography specials* departing Buckfastleigh at 08:30am for a single trip to Totnes stopping at a few exclusive locations on route for you to disembark to witness the site and sounds of our steam locomotives passing through the Devonshire countryside.  Each day has different steam locomotives and rolling stock to really give you a variety of what we have for our 50th Anniversary week! All of our morning photography specials are limited to 30 places and are priced at £35 per person. This includes an all-day ticket for travelling on the day of your photography special.

*Terms and Conditions apply.

  • Monday 8th April, Our mornings kick off our resident prairie tank 5526 in ‘Great Western’ green livery paired with a short Great Western Railway (GWR) Branch line train. This one will hark back to the 1930’s where the Ashburton branch used to work one or two GWR Collett coaches to transport people to Totnes and beyond. It was also common for a milk tank or fruit van to be placed on the train to help get farmers local produce to markets.

  • Tuesday 9th April sees visiting engine Great Western Railway 0-6-0 Pannier tank number 1501. This will be 1501’s first visit to the South Devon Railway and we are looking forward to meeting her.

  • Wednesday 10th April moves us to the 1950’s when the Great Western Railway became part of British Railways (BR). This sees visiting pannier tank 9466 in BR Black early crest livery coupled with four of our Blood and Custard liveried coaches.   

All the above locomotives and rolling stock are Subject to Availability.

  • Participants must be over the age of 18, and be fit and healthy and able to climb from ground level.

  • We advise all participants to wear old clothing that covers arms and legs & stout shoes.

  • DO NOT report for the course under the influence of Drugs or Alcohol. The host will refuse your participation if they believe this to be the case.

 

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Fancy a more exclusive view of our home & visiting locomotive fleet? We are holding three photography specials* departing Buckfastleigh at 08:30am for a single trip to Totnes stopping at a few exclusive locations on route for you to disembark to witness the site and sounds of our steam locomotives passing through the Devonshire countryside.  Each day has different steam locomotives and rolling stock to really give you a variety of what we have for our 50th Anniversary week! All of our morning photography specials are limited to 30 places and are priced at £35 per person. This includes an all-day ticket for travelling on the day of your photography special.

*Terms and Conditions apply.

  • Monday 8th April, Our mornings kick off our resident prairie tank 5526 in ‘Great Western’ green livery paired with a short Great Western Railway (GWR) Branch line train. This one will hark back to the 1930’s where the Ashburton branch used to work one or two GWR Collett coaches to transport people to Totnes and beyond. It was also common for a milk tank or fruit van to be placed on the train to help get farmers local produce to markets.

  • Tuesday 9th April sees visiting engine Great Western Railway 0-6-0 Pannier tank number 1501. This will be 1501’s first visit to the South Devon Railway and we are looking forward to meeting her.

  • Wednesday 10th April moves us to the 1950’s when the Great Western Railway became part of British Railways (BR). This sees visiting pannier tank 9466 in BR Black early crest livery coupled with four of our Blood and Custard liveried coaches.   

All the above locomotives and rolling stock are Subject to Availability.

  • Participants must be over the age of 18, and be fit and healthy and able to climb from ground level.

  • We advise all participants to wear old clothing that covers arms and legs & stout shoes.

  • DO NOT report for the course under the influence of Drugs or Alcohol. The host will refuse your participation if they believe this to be the case.