Fancy a more exclusive view of our home & visiting locomotive fleet? We are holding three Photography Experiences 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 sights and sounds of the steam locomotive passing through the Devonshire countryside. Each day has different a steam locomotive and rolling stock to give you a variety of what we have to offer for our 50th Anniversary week! Each of our morning Photography Experiences are limited to 30 places, are priced at £35 per person and include an all-day ticket for travel on that day. You can purchase your Photograph Experience here.
Monday 8th April – Our morning kicks 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 farmers get local produce to markets.
Tuesday 9th April – sees visiting engine 1450 in GWR green livery coupled with two original Great Western Railway auto coaches perfect for re-enacting a scene from the 1930’s. Ideally suited for branch line use, these coaches were designed so the steam locomotive can be driven from one end of the coaches via special linkages. We believe this is the first time two original GWR auto coaches have operated together for a number of years.
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 carmine and cream liveried coaches.
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