1960s BR Mixed Traffic Gala

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May, we will be holding another of our ever-popular events, this time themed around mixed traffic running of British Railways in the 1960s.

This will see a mixture of steam and diesel hauled passenger and goods trains, providing lots of variety and interest for everyone throughout the weekend.

As ever, our fares for day rover tickets remain at the normal return ticket price, with NO increases for the weekend.

Locomotives expected to be in traffic are:

GWR 0-6-0 Collet No 3205 (in BR Green)

BR 2-6-0 Standard 2 No 78019 (in BR Black)

BR Class 09 0-6-0 Shunter No D3721 (in BR Green)

BR Class 20 No D8110 (in BR Green)

BR Class 25 No D7612 (in BR Green)

BR Class 37 No 6737 (in weathered BR Green)

All of the above locomotives except Class 09 D3721 will be hauling passenger trains. BR Class 122 Railcar No W55000 will also be in use.

In addition to two passenger sets and the railcar, various authentic demonstration BR goods trains will also be in operation.

For full details of what's running and when, please see the Working Timetable on the below link.

Working Timetables


This weekend is also the Raddon Hill 20th anniversary Weekend of Dance.

Raddon Hill Clog Morris are based at Ide, Exeter and are celebrating their 20th Anniversary of dancing in public on Saturday 19th May and Sunday 20th May, 2012.  They have invited 11 other Morris Dance sides to join them in their celebration with a variety of dancing and music at different venues throughout the weekend at a number of venues. Come along to Buckfastleigh station on Saturday to see:

10.15am – 11.15am

Raddon Hill Clog Morris dancing North West style

Carn Brae from Cornwall dancing Cotswold style

Sarum from Wiltshire dancing Cotswold style

Wreckers from Cornwall dancing Border style

12.15pm – 1.15pm

Beetlecrushers from Somerset dancing Clog & Step Dance

Exmoor Border from North Devon dancing Border style

Priston Jubilee Morris from Somerset dancing Cotswold style

Rampant Roosters from Surrey dancing Cotswold/Border style


A collection will be made in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.