Spring Half Price Weekend - 18th - 19th March 2017
We are kicking off the start of our main daily running season with a bargain Spring ‘half fare’ weekend on 18th and 19th March.
Cast off the recent cold and wet winter blues and step out to bask in a cut-price steam and diesel feast!
There are no fewer than nine departures on both days from Buckfastleigh to Totnes (Riverside), so you’ll never have to wait too long for a train.
Countryside lovers will be able to see and enjoy some stunning spring scenery from the comfort of the trains as they meander their leisurely way down one of Devon’s most glorious valleys by the River Dart which is now carpeted with beautiful daffodils and primroses, and walkers can take advantage of some relaxing walks and see the flowers from stations too.
Fares on both days will be at half-price for adults (£7.50) and children aged 3-15 (£4.50), with under threes going free.
The first train leaves from Buckfastleigh at 10.00am and from Totnes (Riverside) at 10.45am. Trains will leave both stations at about 45 minute intervals on both days.
Locos planned for operation over the weekend are unique GWR 0-6-0PT No 1369, 'the world's favourite Prairie' - GWR 2-6-2T No 5542 - and class 37 blue diesel No D6975.
Volunteer workers are always being sought to help with the running of the railway and the South Devon Railway Association is holding a start-of-season recruitment drive over the weekend too.
So, if anyone is interested in getting their hands dirty (or staying very clean as we need help with admin too!) and helping us to keep the railway’s wheels turning, then they can just turn up and talk to some of the volunteers already helping run the SDR who can happily explain all of the jobs on offer and what’s involved.