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West Country Branch Line Weekend




Worked as a porter at Staverton yesterday, with a good range of different traffic going on I did m best to get a few pictures. Some are a little out of focus but I was trying to work and photograph at the same time.

The official pictures and information should be here

There were 3 steam engines in action, 5526, 3205 and 1369. Also running was the class 25 D7612 and the Gloucester "bubble car" 55000.


5523 with an up service train in a rare patch of sunlight,



Break Van Specials, unfortunately not accessible to the public, ran through the day, here we see Stavertons toad, acting as the brake van for the brake vans, with Andy Matthews on the guards turn.



The bubble car, acting as a shuttle service from Buckfast to Staverton to bring drinkers to the Cider and Ale festival at the goods shed at Staverton



1369, formerly a Weymouth dock branch engine, here with the brake vans in tow.



The remaining class 20, the shunter and lurking Rat in the yard.



A better view of 1369.


If you are around this weekend, pop in and have a pint or watch the trains go by! You can look at Staverton for nothing and we have a selection of books and films etc, both railway and non-railway related for sale as well as a buffet coach serving pasties and hot and cold drinks.

More bits and pieces from our little corner of the SDR soon.

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Great pictures. Sorry I could not get down to see the event, prior commitments I'm afraid. I have always thought that Staverton was a pretty station.

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Lovely pictures and its nice too see 1369 in its proper livery.

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