Love this one. didn't have me dress on!!!
Forty shillings eh, do you think credit cards were tendered!!!
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2251 Class was a class of 0-6-0 steam tender locomotive designed for medium-powered freight. They were introduced in 1930 as a replacement for Dean Goods 0-6-0s and built up to 1948. This is the only one preserved and of course is on the South Devon Railway. Woo woo!
See prevous comment.
The South Devon Railway starts here! A seven mile stretch formerly the Great Western Railway branch line runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart to Totnes. This heritage railway was opened in May 1872 and amalgamated into the GWR in 1897 and in turn nationalised by British Rail in 1948. The station closed to passengers in 1958 but goods traffic on the line continued until 1962. It was re-opened as the Dart Valley Railway in 1969 and the South Devon Railway Trust took over the running on the 1st January 1991. In 1971 Buckfastleigh became the terminus of the line when the route beyond the station was closed to allow improvements on the A38 road. Workshops have since been provided for maintaining the rolling stock and a goods shed has been converted to a museum which is the home of Tiny the last remaining broad gauge locomotive although I somehow missed seeing this! Drat! These heritage railways are all over the UK and we always find one or two on every UK holiday. Love me steam!!!
Gotcha'... Geoff..interesting legend..and 'good info'..... yeah.. I too prefer Cormorant rock !
Thanks Geoff.........it's neat little place...
Oooo eck !... Geoff,......... that's a daunting thought.......
See previous, facing south towards Dawlish from Dawlish Warren.
Dawlish Warren is a small resort near the town of Dawlish with Langstone Rock at the south end and the Exe Estuary at the northern end. It consists almost entirely of holiday accommodation and facilities for holiday-makers especially caravan sites. Dawlish is a 1.5 mile walk along the sea wall and yes, we walked it!!! We got the train back from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth though!