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SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY ASSOCIATION Photograph Archive #1 - Totnes Littlehempston

Totnes Littlehempston - once known as Totnes Riverside or Littlehempston Riverside.

This page has approximately 70 images based on the Totnes end of our line over time so we present here the images as thumbnails.

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A meeting of the Panniers. Date 1993

Seen from Pannier 5786, class sister 5764 arrives at Totnes Littlehempston in Summer 1993.
Photo: Peter Treglown. (B124)

A double headed goods train arrives. 28th August 1993. Photo: Les Hawkins

Visiting engine 7714, complete with 6C shedplate. Chris Woodland on the footplate.

Glendower. Was this a Cover picture in 2000 ?

Two car DMU at deserted Totnes.  Date : ?  Photo: Alan Taylor?
GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tanks passing 1992 GWR 0-6-0PT 5764 GWR 0-6-0PT 7714 Glendower DMU visits

9111 King George on a clearance test train at Littlehempston - nearly there, and no scrapes yet.
13th February 1992.  Photo: Peter Clemo

The clearance test train at Littlehempston - and there is a Management conference as to
how to get back to Buckfastleigh.  13th February 1992.  Photo: Peter Clemo

The clearance test train at Littlehempston with Norman Stone shouting at something.
Assorted crew and self loading freight wandering around.  13th February 1992.  Photo: P. Clemo

The clearance test train Littlehempston - Shot of 9111 running board with platform in background,
and concerned people having conference.  13th February 1992.   Photo: Peter Clemo

9111 King George in the clearance test train Littlehempston - as far down (or up) the branch
as it is ever likely to travel.Still plenty of clearance.  13th February 1992.  Photo: Peter Clemo

A clearance test train at Littlehempson - assorted drivers, managers and self loading freight
wandering around.  13th February 1992. Photo: Peter Clemo
Clearance trials of 9111 "King George" in 1992. Pictures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Still lots to do here.  No other buildings yet, and including of course the path,
to the as yet non existent bridge.  Date 1990?  Photo: Les Hawkins

Jim Kelly checks the arrival time at Littlehempston Riverside. May 1992. Photo: Les Hawkins

Gavin Bishop shows Richard and Christopher Elliott how to play golf whilst John Haydon gets on
with the painting - Littlehempston May 1992.  Photo: Les Hawkins (B119)

The old Toller station now erected at Totnes Littlehempston (Riverside). 23rd July 1993.
Photo: Alan Taylor. (B123)

Seen from a passing mainline train, Totnes Littlehempston basks in the winter sunshine on
28th February 1994.  The ex-Axbridge canopy is still under construction.  Photo: Les Hawkins

Bill Wright's little treasures.
Totnes Littlehempston in 1984, 1990, 1992(2), 1993 & 1994 The Gardens

The early days of Totnes Riverside. 19th March 1995.  Photo: ?

Messages! 19th March 1995. Photo: ?

A view from the edge. 19th March 1995.  Photo: ?

City of Truro arrives at Littlehempston Riverside.  28th June 1992.  Photo: Les Hawkins

City of Truro arrives at Littlehempston Riverside with the vintage train.  20th June 1992.
Photo: Les Hawkins

The "Bovey" Hut (rescued from Bovey Tracey) being re-erected at Totnes Littlehempston.
13th January 1991.  Photo: Les Hawkins.
Totnes Littlehempston in 1995(3) GWR 4-4-0 3440 "City of Truro" 1992(2) Bovey Hut 1991

Satellite alignment used to set in the stanchions to support the Axbridge canopy.
The magnetic pull that produced a 5 metre high tide also upset the alignment by 2ft!  Date: ?  Photo: ?

Adam Grogan, Nick Perring, and a number of Sea cadets, helping with erecting the
ex-Axbridge Canopy.  Date: 27/02/1994  Photo: L.S. Hawkins

The Navy cadets from Dartmouth are here but admiral Elliott advises on how to run up a yard arm.
28th February 1994.  Photo: Bill Wright. (B124)

The ex-Axbridge Canopy is still being built at Totnes. 27th February 1994. Photo: Les Hawkins

John Haydon checks his work. It looks as though the Sales Stand is doing well too! 30th May 1994.
Photo: Les Hawkins

Les Hawkins and John Keohane at work on the Canopy.
19th March 1995.  Photo: David Kelland
The reconstruction of Axbridge Canopy 1994 to 1995

John Keohane, Adam Grogan & Les Hawkins assemble the down pipes on the canopy.
19th March 1995. Photo: ?

John Keohane, Les Hawkins & John T. Keohane.  19th March 1995.  Photo: ?

Bill Wright, Les Hawkins & John Keohane.  19th March 1995.  Photo: ?

Les Hawkins and John Kehane work on Axbridge canopy.  19th March 1995.  Photo: ?

Littlehempston Riverside station. Vintage train in loop on occasion of the bridge opening
30th September 1993.  Photo: Les Hawkins

A busy platform at Totnes Littlehempston with Errol Lonsdale, Victorian Saloon and King George in the loop.
This was on the occasion of the Bulliver bridge opening ceremony.  30th September 1993.  Photo: Les Hawkins (B123)
Rebuilding Axbridge Canopy 1995(4) "Bulliver Bridge" opening ceremony 1993(2)

Easter '84 - Digging the foundations for the Toller building at Totnes
Photo: Peter Treglown (B119)

Totnes Riverside Ian Dobson, Gavin Bishop, Peter Treglown and Rodney Parker working on the erection of the Toller building.  26th May 1986.  Photo:  Les Hawkins?

All the supplies to construct Totnes Littlehempston Station had to come in by rail. Gavin Bishop, Les Hawkins and Norman Batstone.  Easter 1991.  Photo: Peter Treglown. (B114)

Les Hawkins caught working on the platform bricks outside the Bovey Hut.  Date: 27th March 1991.  Photo:  Pete Clemo.

After arriving with the 12.15 from Buckfastleigh, 5764 runs round it's train in the rain at Littlehempston to depart with the 12.50 return. Work on the second platform is in evidence in the foreground 11th June 1993.  Photo: Tim Edmonds

Painting in the Station Master's Toilet.  19th March 1995.  Photo: ?
The reconstruction of Toller Porcorum as Totnes Littlehempston no date, 1986, 1991(2) & 1993 Ladies Waiting Room 1995

Goods train leaving Littlehempston Riverside.  Date ?  Photo: Les Hawkins

There will be those who can remember those Intercity colours, and the weeds and bushes too!  Date ?  Photo: ?

1993 or 1943 Littlehempston Riverside during army weekend. 12th June 1993. Photo: Les Hawkins

A short Permanent Way train at Littlehempston.  Date 1992 ?  Photo: Les Hawkins

The 12.50 to Buckfastleigh awaits departure from Littlehempston Riverside.
The new toilet block is on the left.  23rd July 1993.  Photo: ?
A Goods train HST on mainline Military weekend 1993 A really short goods train The platform

Gavin Bishop and Alan Taylor take the lessons at Totnes, to be followed by a barbecue for
the London Group.  Date 1996?  Photo: ?

Les Hawkins addresses the crowd under the canopy at Totnes.  Date 1996?  Photo: ?

The flags are out so it is an important occasion.  Date 1996?  Photo: ?

Richard Axford has his turn at addressing the crowd.  Date 1996?  Photo: ?

Gavins turn to address the crowd. Then it will be time to eat.  Date 1996 ?  Photo: ?
The handover ceremony to the SDR Trust 1996(5)

Inside the clerks office at Littlehempston Riverside now in full operational use. It is the first time it has seen revenue earning use since the building was at Toller in Dorset. Staff were withdrawn from there on 11th April 1966.  Date ?  Photo: Alan Taylor

Inside of the booking hall at Littlehempston station shewing fireplace, plaques, display case
and picture of the railway ferry "Avalon" 2nd October 1993. Photo: Les Hawkins

Ian Allan unveils the Worth Valley Railway plaque in the booking hall of Littlehempston Riverside station. 2nd October 1993. Photo: Les Hawkins (B123)

Ian Allan unveiling the Worth Valley Railway plaque at Littlehempston station on 2nd October 1993. Photo: Les Hawkins. (B123)

Gavin Bishop inspects some of the vandal damage suffered just before Easter 25th March 1991. Photo: Les Hawkins. (B113)
Clerk's office Booking Hall Unveiling HRA "Worth Valley Railway" plaque 1993 Inspecting damaged rear wall  

All change please - Littlehempston Riverside becomes Totnes Littlehempston.  Date ?  Photo: ?

A group of Young Farmers, complete with fence post bumper and shovel.
 Date: February 1994.  Photo: Geoff Peacock?

The Young Farmers put the spade and fence post bumper to good use. The trees are a bit bigger now!
Date: February 1994.  Photo: Geoff Peacock?

Toller station stands derelict and abandonded beside the trackbed of the Maiden Newton to
Bridport branch which closed in the winter of 1980. It had been disused since staff were
withdrawn in April 1966.  Date ?  Photo: Les Hawkins. (B123)

Dismantling the old Toller Station building. It's a fair bet the neighbours were pleased to
see it come down.  Date ?  Photo: ?
Renaming the station Young Farmers visit 1994(2) Toller Porcorum as found 1980 Dismantling Toller  

The 11.35am departure from Totnes with 1638 & 3 coaches approaching Hampstead Bridge.
20th June 1991.  Photo: Peter Clemo. (B114)

1638 leaving Totnes 1989.  Photo: Alan Taylor

1638 "Dartington" enters Totnes mainline station with the inspection train on the morning of
4th April 1985.  Photo: Roger W. Penny

The press special hauled by 1638 "Dartington" waits for the road out on to the mainline from Totnes Riverside
as an Inter-City 125 pulls away from Totnes station - 14th April, 1985.  Photo: Roger W. Penny

Class 655 Pannier No. 1747 arrives with a goods (from Ashburton?) at Totnes mainline.
Note the changes to the present day station.  Circa 1925.  Credited to Lens of Sutton. (B107)
BR(W) 0-6-0PT 1638 (2) GWR 0-6-0PT 1747 Totnes mainline 1925  

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