A new report, after a mother and her 3-year-old nearly fell through the loo floor of a moving train, found it had been missing since April.Read the full story ›
A mother has saved her child from falling through the open floor of a toilet compartment on a train on the South Devon RailwayRead the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after historic carriages and buildings were broken in to at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway.
The damage is thought to have been done last Friday 20th January at around 5am that morning.
The Railway says there has been around £5,000 worth of damage.
Windows were smashed on carriages dating back to the 1930s. Volunteers have since started repairing the damage.
The South Devon Railway, which feared it would have to start an appeal to pay for repairs after a landslip, now won't have to.
500 tons of rock and soil fell onto tracks between Buckfastleigh and Steverton on Boxing Day. All trains were suspended until February. The railway says its insurance policy will cover the repair costs.
The latest casualty to the bad weather is the South Devon Railway (SDR) which has suspended its services after a landslip blocked the line.Read the full story ›
A landslip has forced the cancellation of the first steam railway services in Devon in 50 years. Volunteers at the South Devon Railway had planned to run Boxing Day services on the seven-mile route between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.
The landslip occurred a little over four miles from Buckfastleigh after the recent storms. More details here.
Recent bad weather may have disrupted many modern rail services in the West Country today, but one company says their train will be working.
The South Devon Railway is planning to run steam train services on Boxing Day for the first time in over 50 years.
The line was closed to passengers by British Railways in 1958, but extra steam train services today and tomorrow are being run this year.
As buffet services are limited, the railway is encouraging visitors to bring along their own “Christmas leftovers picnic” of food and drink to enjoy on the trip.