Sunday 22 October 2017

Dartmouth Steam Railway, 17th October 2017

A day in the drizzling rain at Paignton, Kingswear and Dartmouth.

143620 is part of a Pacer arriving at Paignton.

7827 Lydham Manor moves to join the train at Paignton.

D3014 Samson and D7535 MERCURY (25185)  at Paignton. The Class 08 was withdrawn in October 1972 before BR renumbering.

The climb was slow, with slipping on a difficult rail. The views were rewarding, such as this one over Broadsands.

75014 BRAVEHEART was loaded onto a road transporter at Churston, apparently returning from the West Somerset Railway where it was a guest locomotive. The strange symbols were all over the railway, I think related to forthcoming Half-Term and Halloween.

7827 departs from Kingswear, as seen from Dartmouth.

7827 running around at Kingswear.

The railway company also manages buses and ferry boats. Y816TGH (Volvo / Plaxton) is former London Central PVL216 and Plymouth Citybus 439.

Dart Explorer ran a ferry crossing to meet the train, now seen departing on a cruise.

Dartmouth Steam Railway