South Devon Railway commemorates the last train in 1958

Buckfastleigh Station
SDR to mark 60th anniversary of last passenger train with special steam service
Published Fri, 2018-09-28 14:44

The South Devon Railway has announced that they will be running a special steam train to commemorate the last BR train between Ashburton and Totnes.




Buckfastleigh Station

The last British Rail Western Region passenger train ran between Ashburton and Totnes and back on the first Saturday in November, 1958.

To mark this 60th anniversary the heritage railway will be running a special steam hauled service on Saturday 3rd November 2018. The service will be  leaving Buckfastleigh at 1958hrs (7:58pm) and returning from Totnes at the same time as the last train did 60 years ago, getting passengers back to Buckfastleigh at 9:21pm.

Tickets are on sale now through the railway's website at the usual return fare of £15. Simply select Sat November 3rd as your travel date. If you’re visiting earlier in the day and want to make multiple trips you’ll need a Rover Ticket for the November Diesel Gala.

The railway museum will be open from 6:30pm.

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