March 16th – 17th To raise the curtain at South Devon Railway at the start of the new season, for…View Event
Just the ticket for a November weekend outing.
See the fleet of 1960s first generation diesels has a chance to get out and stretch their legs at our diesel gala this November.
Amongst the home fleet expected to be performing are BR Sulzer Type 2 (Class 25) D7612, BRCW Type 3 ‘Crompton’ (Class 33) D6501, 0-6-0DE shunter (Class 09) D3721 and ‘Bubblecar’ single railcar W55000.
An intensive service will operate between Buckfastleigh and Totnes Riverside and there will be a bar on every train.
Visitors, comings and goings
BR diesel hydraulic Type 1 (Class 14) D9526 (above, photo by Alan Groves) will be our visiting locomotive this year, from its home on the West Somerset Railway courtesy of our friends at the Diesel Electric Preservation Group. These popular hydraulic locomotives, nicknamed Teddy Bears, were built at Swindon for shunting and branch line freight work, with many being sold to industrial yards. including the NCB and iron ore works, for the later part of their working careers before preservation. This will only be the second visit for one of this class of locomotive to the branch. The locomotive will be in use over all three days of the diesel gala from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November.