SDR Branch Line Weekend
October 24th saw the first day of the SDR Great Western Branch Line Weekend. The day dawned cold and frosty producing some superb images. Here are some shots captured during the event.
The first picture catches 1369 coming off shed in a cloud of steam with strong rear lighting making a dramatic shot with the fireman silhouetted in the cab window.
Shortly afterwards 1420 leaves on the 10.00am auto
train to Totnes. Later on Lady Angela found itself heading the goods train
Locomotive 3205 is caught head on approaching the terminus
station with the fireman about to drop the staff on the horn.
While at Staverton 1420 and 5786 are see passing at the loop just north of Staverton Station and shunting is seen taking place in porridge siding which can be viwed from the platform
Finally a super shot of Locomotive 5786 departing from
Staverton Loop on its return journey to Buckfastleigh.