SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY WINTER GALA & ALE FESTIVAL
Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th February
|GWR Steam Railmotor No 93||Photo © Sarah Anne Harvey|
A feast of branch line action featuring Pannier, Prairie and Autotank hauled trains, plus the special guest appearance of the unique Steam Railmotor No.93
The nine-day event will include a variety of branch line style passenger services
Visiting Great Western Railway steam loco’s 1450 & 5542, and home based 1369
After much thought and discussion, we hope that the timetables will provide plenty of traditional branch line variety, with a particularly good cross section trains running from several different eras. The GWR Local set will be formed of 7377 + 1295, and the BR Local will be just W1645 (which will look particularly nice when running with 1450 which will retain its present weathered black livery for the event).
1, 2 & 3 car auto trains (including the first three–car 55xx worked auto train in preservation)
Great Western & British Railways era trains (some with Milk Tanks added as “tail traffic”)
plus Diesel Railcar No. W55000 (Saturday evenings)
The Devon Diesel Society are now sourcing a variety of winter style ales which will be available from the bar at Staverton on each Saturday and Sunday. There is late opening of the bar (with connecting trains) on both Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend (including a quiz on the Sunday), and again on the second Saturday.
Special Timetables (see below for details), including late trains on Saturday 16th & 23rd
See the stunning Devon scenery and spectacular River Dart from the warmth of the train. Refreshments, Gift Shop and Museum at Buckfastleigh.
Trains from 09.15 (Saturday & Sunday), 10.45 (Mon-Fri)
Steam Railmotor tickets now available – book NOW to avoid disappointment – there is a maximum of 52 tickets per round trip of the Steam Rail Motor.
The only way to guarantee a seat on the GWR Steam Railmotor is to contact the SDR offices at Buckfastleigh on 01364 644370 or by
Tickets to the Steam Railmotor cost £20.00 per adult (16 years old and over); £15.00 for Children (3-15) and NO discounts or consessions apply.
For those not wishing to travel in the Steam Rail Motor then it will be in Buckfastleigh platform for visitors to look around. Platform Tickets will have to be purchased from the Booking Office. Adults £1.00, Children £0.50. Visitors with travel tickets valid on the day can view without extra charge. Note: ordinary travel tickets can be upgraded if there is space on the Steam Rail Motor, NOTE: Due to popular demand the SRM is available for use additionally on FRIDAY 22nd February – see Friday’s timetable below.
Notice to all photographers.
If you haven't been issued with a 2013 South Devon Railway Line Side Pass, you are welcome to take photographs from public areas, however, if you wish to take “Lineside” photographs you must at all times remain outside the Railway Boundary Fence.
- Please help make this a great event by downloading, printing and displaying the posters below; thank you.
- Branch Line Gala Week Poster.
- Public Timetable – complete set for the event. +++ New 18 Feb 2013 +++
- Public Timetable – Saturday 16 February.
- Public Timetable – Sunday 17 February.
- Public Timetable – Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February.
- Public Timetable – Friday 22 February. +++ Now with SRM No. 93 +++
- Public Timetable – Saturday 23 February.
- Public Timetable – Sunday 24 February.
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