Another Record Season. The end of year figures for passengers carried in 2011 shows a new record of 112,400.
THANK YOU TO ALL TOTNES STAFF
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.
Old News & Reports
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.
The Totnes Littlehempston Group held their annual Summer Carvery event (this year a Best of British) at the station on June 25th 2016 where around 100 persons enjoyed their evening.. This year nobody arrived by train - it had been cancelled at a little over 24 hours notice. This meant that most had to ride on the ex-London Transport.Bus, and walk in from the Main Line Railway Station Car Park. As this gave limited seating, some persons attending had to arrive by private car, and were then faced with the parking fee (or hopping over the wall from the adjoining Industrial Estate). Our 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.
THE DATE FOR 2017 IS TO BE ARRANGED AND ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.
Totnes Littlehempston Station,
The building provides increased dry storage and working area facilities for the Station maintenance team.
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