South Devon Railway 'Easter Heritage Gala' - Saturday 19th April 2014
The South Devon Railway held a 'Easter Heritage Gala' over the 2014 Easter weekend, which included both steam and diesel traction, and was themed as 'Delivering the Goods'. The line had one visiting steam locomotive in the shape of LMS 2-6-0 2MT No.46521, another recent arrival to the line was Class 37 No.37275 which will was transferred from Barrow Hill in a deal to exchange it with Class 20 D8110.
Many different freight trains were formed up during the operating weekend which gave a nice touch of 'imagination' from the SDR managment, something we wouldn't see happen on other preserved lines in the South West. The South Devon offers some fantastic views alongside the River Dart as the line meanders between Totnes and Buckfastleigh.