A day out on the South Devon Railway Part 1 – Buckfastleigh

The South Devon Railway runs along a very picturesque part of the country and is a very enjoyable ride.  It has many points of interest and tourist attractions either near or along the line.  I have summarised the journey in a previous post (click here), but having had a ride on the line last Sunday, I thought it…

South Devon Railway – pictures taken in 2010

As promised in yesterdays post, here are a few pictures taken at a visit to Buckfastleigh in 2010.  That day, pannier tank 57xx 5786 was shunting stock around the yard. Meanwhile the beautiful (in my humble opinion) and only surving Collett Goods class 2251 0-6-0 number 3205 ran services. Meanwhile, a few other locomotives were…

My Journey in becoming a Steam Enthusiast, Part 4 – When the Dart Valley became the South Devon Railway

In previous posts I have often mentioned that although my model locomotive focus is mainly Southern, I have interests in all regions.  This is particularly true when it comes to the Great Western Railway! Having family who live in Devon, visits to what was once called the Dart Valley Railway were fairly regular, as were…