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Many engines on shed in Buckfastleigh Yard 2009Apr03
Buckfastleigh yard takes on the air of a busy GWR/BR(W) depot
GWR 0-6-2 6695 visiting the SDR 2009Apr03
Visiting GWR 0-6-2 6695 has arrived from the Swanage Railway
5786 resplendent in BR Black
Resident 0-6-0PT 5786 waits with its train resplendent in its new BR Black livery
3803 with a wedding dining train special
3803 waits with a wedding dining train special whilst, in the loop, 6695 takes water
Photographs ©Gavin Bishop 2009

The South Devon Railway has started its preparations for the grand 40th Anniversary Celebration week.

As can be seen from the images above there have been lots of trains, including a wedding diner special, at Buckfastleigh.

Former GWR 0-6-2 6695 has arrived from the Swanage Railway and resident 0-6-0PT 5786 has become BR black for the remainder of its boiler ticket.

RM1872 awaits its passengers at Buckfastleigh
The Railway's Routemaster RM1872 at Buckfastleigh awaiting the wedding party
Photographs ©Gavin Bishop 2009

Two of the Railway's volunteers, John and Jenny, got married at Totnes registry office on Friday 03rd April so they chartered not only a dining train but also the Railway's Routemaster RM1872.

The groom and guest travelled to the registry office on the Routemaster whilst the bride was taken by limosine. The whole wedding party was then returned to Buckfastleigh for the reception and dinner by the Routemaster.

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