The South Devon Railway Trust - Buckfastleigh

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The South Devon Railway Trust - Buckfastleigh
The Station
Buckfastleigh, Devon
United Kingdom
TQ11 0DZ


The South Devon Steam Railway is a registered Charity which operates a Standard Gauge Railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes in South Devon, England beside the fast flowing river Dart. The line was built by the South Devon Railway and first opened on 1st May 1872. It was taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1876. The line closed to all traffic on 7th September 1962 and was re-opened as a preserved steam line on 5th April 1969.

The South Devon Railway Trust took over the running of the line on 1st January 1991. There are a number of steam locomotives and privately owned diesels, together with some historic rolling stock.

Well worth a visit, this popular attraction organises a number of events, from "Thomas the Tank Engine" days, to "Steam Extravaganza's, "Santa by Steam" "Carols down the line" and more. Also available for private functions. Please visit the website for more information.

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