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The Dart Valley Railway
The Dart Valley Railway

The Dart Valley Railway 1977


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The Dart Valley Railway 1977

1 mins United Kingdom

The Dart Valley Railway operates from Littlehempston station in Totnes via Staverton to Buckfastleigh. Preserved as a steam line since 1969, the passing loop is at Bishops Bridge. The train runs along the east bank of the River Dart and the scenery is among the most breathtaking. The GWR 1450 locomotive, built at Swindon in 1935, runs the Primrose Line in the 1970s and 1980s pulling Devon Belle Pullman carriages and offering wide expansive views of the Devon countryside.

At Buckfastleigh, there is an otter sanctuary and a butterfly farm as well as a railway museum. The locomotives are also maintained here. The Dart Valley Railway is today known as the South Devon Railway and continues to operate on the seven mile single track.

The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.


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1970s Rail transport


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