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Latest Acquisition
Last weekend Allan Lovegrove and 2 other members drove to Reading to collect a donation from a friend of a member. This is the chimney from a GWR Castle Class loco - believed to be 5018 St Mawes Castle. It has a Batch or  Casting number of B2119 - if anyone can help to identify please let s know.  We intend to refurbish it and display it in some fashion on the station. Don't ask me why the photo keeps turning through 90 degrees!

Current works
 We have repairing the Monster this closed season. The pictures show the new wood at the Buckfastleigh end having been renewed by Barry - the 1st primer coat is on. Also a view of the exterior of the same repair also primed.      Now one door is being removed by Rory for refurbishment off-site.

Monster Repairs


Next job was the station end of the toilet block where one corner was completely rotten. Comes of facing the wet westerly winds!. Again Barry has worked on this, replacing existing wood with Hardwood which should outlive us by many years.


Ted Parrott

As many of you will know Ted has suffered serious illness in the last few weeks. He is at  home being looked after by his family and visiting carers. He can receive visitors but please telephone Lesley to make suitable arrangements.

He has asked me (Chris Mackenzie-Thorpe) to take over running the Totnes Riverside pages and this I am now doing. Please send anything you wish to be included on the pages to me at 

I am sorry to report that Ted passed away on Saturday 12th at Rowcroft Hospice. His funeral is on 1st February at 12 noon at Torquay Crematorium - all are welcome - no black by request please.

Happy New Year 2019

1st January saw the traditional new year lunch at Totnes - held in the Monster for 9 volunteers. Although they devoured 3 courses it didn't stop work carrying on.