SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY Living History Report
|RM1872 at Buckfastleigh||Photo ©Jkeohane 2012|
|RM1872 ‘lays over’ at Ashburton Peartree||Photo ©Jkeohane 2012|
|A group of visitors prepare to walk what remains of the track bed.||Photo ©Jkeohane 2012|
|RM1872 collecting the walkers from Ashburton Bull Ring||Photo ©Jkeohane 2012|
|3205 brings the 2012 brake van train into Buckfastleigh Station 50 years|
on from the Plymouth Railway Circle event
|Photo © GBishop 2012|
|The celebratory cake||Photo © GBishop 2012|
Saturday 08th September 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the Plymouth Railway Circle’s brake van train following the total closure of the Ashburton Branch the previous day.
The day was marked with a “Living History” event which included a rerun of the brake van train together with the running of a rail replacement ‘bus service to allow passengers to complete the run to Ashburton. Unfortunately emergency engineering works at Totnes precluded travel over the full length of the branch.
The reports from our visitors are that this has been a successful event.
The Trust’s former London Transport Routemaster RM1872 will be back out on the road for the Heritage Transport weekend 15th and 16th September 2012.