Buckfastleigh

The delightful exterior of Buckfastleigh station, South Devon Railway, on 5th September 2015. Opened on 1st May 1872, it closed to passengers on 3rd November 1958 and to goods on 7th September 1962. On 5th April 1969, the Totnes to Buckfastleigh section reopened as a heritage railway but the original intention to go to the ultimate terminus at Ashburton was thwarted by the trackbed on that section being utilised for a road widening scheme. This robbed the delightful market town of hundreds of tourists the railway would have brought in, contributing enormously to Ashburton's economy.

Location: Buckfastleigh

Company: Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Date: 05/09/2015

Image number: 73097


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