Old News & Reports

Another Record Season.  The end of year figures for passengers carried in 2011 shows a new record of 112,400. 


Now that the 2011 Season has all but finished, we should congratulate ourselves on a successful running season, with the takings at the station being very close to those for 2010. With a certain amount of help from volunteers and staff from Buckfastleigh being encouraged to fill a number of the gaps that appeared from time to time, we scraped through.  We do however need to recruit some more "public facing" staff for the 2012 season.  David Hughes would like to hear from you on Telephone 01803 529410.

40's Weekend

posted 22 Jul 2011, 03:03 by Ted Chairman   [ updated 31 May 2017, 12:42 ]

The railway held a very successful special event for the 40's Weekend over July 2nd and 3rd 2016.  There were no Military Goods Trains this year - which meant that a regular 45 minute interval passenger train service was maintained, and music at Totnes was provided through a speaker system, interspersed with sounding the all clear and brief excerpts of speeches from Winston Churchill throughout both days.  The event was held in conjunction with the Devon Area Military Vehicle Trust.  The weather on both days was kind, and the number of passengers paying good money at Totnes appeared to be up on the 2015 level.

The 2017 South Devon Railway 1940's Festival event takes place on 1st and 2nd July. We understand that the field opposite the Station at Buckfastleigh will be in use for the display.

Totnes Devon Hog Roast 2017

posted 22 Jul 2011, 03:01 by Ted Chairman   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 06:50 ]

The Totnes Littlehempston Group held their annual Summer Carvery event (this year a Best of British) at the station on July 8th 2017 where approaching 100 persons enjoyed their evening..  This year there was a train - as against the late cancellation at a little over 24 hours notice last year. Some walked in from the Main Line Railway Station Car Park. The pictures below were taken at the 2011 event.

 For those who came direct to Totnes Littlehempston using the Bulliver Bridge, this was the view upstream as they came in.


TMD now at Totnes Riverside (Littlehempston) Station

posted 22 Jul 2011, 03:00 by Ted Chairman   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 02:36 ]

The former Trolley Maintenance Depot (TMD) which stood for years at Staverton, has now been rebuilt at Totnes Littlehempston Station,

The building provides increased dry storage and working area facilities for the Station maintenance team.

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