On Thursday 8 October a party of 36 Probus members and their guests enjoyed a day out at the South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh.
Travelling from Budleigh Salterton the group went by coach, arriving at Buckfastleigh at 11.30am. During the journey the sun was shining making the views across Woodbury Common and part of Dartmoor really stunning.
On arrival it was time for coffee / tea. This was followed by a conducted tour of the engineering workshops and signal box.
Lunch, with plenty of choices, was eaten in the main restaurant before boarding the train for the 2.15pm departure to Totnes. The train was pulled by a steam locomotive, numbered 3205, formerly with Great Western Railway, built in 1946, with a 0-6-0 wheel arrangement. With a short stop at Staverton on route the train reached Totnes on time at 2.45pm.
After the locomotive took on water it left Totnes at 3pm, with the locomotive this time facing forwards, and with the same short stop at Staverton, the train reached Buckfastleigh at 3.30pm.
The group were then able to enjoy a real Devon Cream Tea, and plenty of it, in the restaurant’s conservatory before boarding the coach for the return journey at 4.30pm, reaching Budleigh Salterton an hour later.
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