21st May 1969

Ian Allan / Dart Valley Light Railway
(Re-opening Special)

Locos Used steam: 4555 & 6412
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco Route
4555 Buckfastleigh - Totnes
6412 Totnes - Buckfastleigh

Notes :
(1) This was the official re-opening day for the DVLR, though specials had operated over the line for the Stephenson Locomotive Society four days earlier on May 17th. The ceremony was performed by Lord Beeching. It is recorded that the train ran to Totnes, but this may have been the operational limit for the railway, prior to Totnes itself. Ian Allan Ltd were responsible for the arrangements.

Source : Ian Clark (SLS)

Back to "The Railtour Files"