Buckfastleigh station is very well kept, and has some good branchline touches, like the trolley for the luggage and the milk churns awaiting collection.
1930’s carriages sit next to the preserved line’s staple piece of rolling stock – the BR Mk1 carriage. The different shades of early BR livery are interesting.
And every preserved line needs an O3 shunter. The SDR does run heritage diesel services as well as its historic steam trains.
At the back of the yard was this Hall class 4-6-0, in need of some TLC. I have always liked these medium sized GWR 4-6-0’s better than the large Castles and Kings. The cylinders situated at the mid-point of the bogie, with a straight steam pipe feeding them looks much neater than having the cylinders behind the bogie.
Also at the back of the yard were a coupe of diesels, a single railcar, and some wagons. The…
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