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SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY – 1940s Festival
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2 nd July 2023

The festival, which has previously been named South Devon Railway 1940s Weekend, has been held at Buckfastleigh Station for many years. The show has grown and developed greatly and now boasts a large amount of displays, vehicles, trade stands, entertainment and atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else!

Refreshments are available at all of our stations and even on some of our trains! A Bar is available by the Entertainment Marquee and at Staverton Station, as well as on some of our trains, and will be serving a selection of Beers, Ciders and Wine.

Our Routemaster ’bus will be working the usual Rail Replacement Service to Buckfast Abbey, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.

  • Large display of military vehicles
  • Entertainment Marquee with live performances
  • Bar
  • Trade Stands
  • 1940s Style Fairground
  • Vintage Bus rides
  • Oh, and Steam Trains of course...


Standard Fares apply. Entry to the show at Buckfastleigh is chargeable (free with a valid train ticket).

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