One of the SDR's longest serving volunteers, Chris Woodland, sadly passed away on 14th June 2013.
SDRT chairman, Alan Taylor, writes: "It is my sad duty to inform you that Chris Woodland passed away this evening after a long battle with illness. Chris was a friend and colleague of long standing having become involved with the railway at the very beginning in Dart Valley days. His interest was in locomotives and he quickly rose through the volunteer ranks to become a driver and also took on the unenviable task of dealing with the footplate roster, a task he carried out superbly.
"In fact, Chris was the railway's longest serving footplate roster clerk, giving over 30 years' service, from the early '80s until last year when his health problems intervened: a phenomenal record!
"He will be much missed by us all and our condolences go out to Sheree, Toby and the rest of his family. Our thoughts will be with them."
Chris was a fantastic guy: he will missed by so many of us.
Chris and Sheree. Photo: John Brodribb.