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One of DB Railtrim's machines prepares to cutPhoto © JKeohane 2011
Two machines working near Caddaford curvePhoto © JKeohane 2011
The finished effect at Hood Bridge - all neat and tidy.Photo © JKeohane 2011

The first week of March 2011 has seen the annual visit by DB Railtrim with their rail mounted flail mowers.  These machines cut back the lush Devon vegetation which, if not controlled, would engulf the railway in a surprisingly short time.

As can be seen from the pictures above the final effect is quite dramatic so now is the time to visit the line.

The diesel single car unit runs on Saturdays 5, 12 and 19 March and steam autotrains run on Sundays 6, 13 and 20 March.

The full daily service starts on Saturday 26th March with our Half price weekend.

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