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I visited the South Devon Railway during the Diamond Jubilee weekend in June 2012, first time I'd been there for ages.
When I arrived at Buckfastleigh BR Std 2MT 2-6-0 78019 was about to depart for Totnes.
BR(W) Auto Trailer W225W in the yard at Buckfastleigh.
4920 Dumbleton Hall is looking rather the worse for wear as she waits her turn in the overhaul queue.
Class 20 D8110 heads a line of diesels which also includes a single car DMU and a Class 25.
Two Land Rovers and a Mini on display outside the station.
A view from the footbridge over the station, yard and shed.
Collett 0-6-0 3205 then arrived with a train from Totnes.
D8110 then moved forward ready to come on to the train to return it to Totnes.
D8110 leaving for Totnes.
3205 then moved into position ready to take over the next service.
The signalman waits to collect the token as 0-6-0PT 1369 arrives from Totnes.
3205 then moved out ready to take over the train.
Small prairie 5542, running in after her recent overhaul here, arriving with a two coach local train working.
The GWR "shirtbutton" roundel on 5542, it's larger than the original - but that always seems too small!
5542 then ran round her stock in the loop.
1369 then moved up behind. This shot shows her Weymouth Quay Tramway bell off well.
Once 5542 had shunted clear 1369 moved up to take water - and the crews had a chat.
5542's driver had time to catch up on some reading while waiting.
D8110 brought in the next train which 1369 then took out, the diesel then waited for its next turn next to 5542.
When the next arrival had come in 5542 shunted across behind it to form the next departure while D8110 waited to come on to the other set.
After first 5542 and D8110 had departed with their trains Br Std 2 78019 arrived from Totnes.
The little mogul then ran round her train.
5542 having arrived with the 2 coach local shunted across to let 78019 leave.
Next 3205 arrived with her last working of the day.
D8110 was the next arrival having brought the engineers train from Totnes to Staverton it then ran on light engine.
I then rode to Totnes behind 5542 where she is seen while running round.
Back to Staverton, while 5542 was running round in Bishops Bridge loop I took this one of this delightful little country station.
Turning round as 5542 came back in to Staverton. There are more photos of 5542 during the day and at night on her own site at Jubilee Weekend
A final and highly unusual loco - ex South Devon Railway (the original one) 0-4-0T shunter Tiny in the museum at Buckfastleigh.
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