List of rolling stock preserved on the South Devon Railway


List of rolling stock preserved on the South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway is a heritage railway in Devon, England. The rolling stock preserved on the South Devon Railway includes many examples of steam locomotives typical of the Great Western Railway types that would have once worked on the line, other types of steam locomotives, and a number of diesel locomotives. The engine shed is at Buckfastleigh.

As well as locomotives in service, there are others undergoing overhaul or restoration, or which are displayed in non-working condition. The most significant one of these is "Tiny" a South Devon Railway 0-4-0vb shunting locomotive on display in the museum at Buckfastleigh station. This is the only original RailGauge|84broad gauge locomotive still in existence in the United Kingdom.

There are a number of historic coaches in use including two Great Western Railway "Super Saloons", coaches once used in the Royal Train, and some auto coaches that were used on small branch lines such as this.

Operational locomotives

The following locomotives are reportedly in service, but this list may not be up to date.Steam locomotives
*1369
*3803
*5526
*5786Diesel locomotives
*D2246
*D6737
*D7612
*20110
*20118
*33002
*Industrial locomotives
*"Dusty"
*MFP No. 4
*"Yorky" L052

Main line steam locomotives

These steam locomotives are mainly former Great Western Railway (GWR) locomotives, most of which are types that would have operated on the line before it was closed by British Railways (BR).

* 1369 – a small GWR 1366 Class 0-6-0PT shunting locomotive. This was the last steam locomotive working in Cornwall where it was used on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway until 1964; it arrived at Buckfastleigh on 2 April 1966.cite book| last = Woodford| first = CG (Editor)| title = Dart Valley Railway Stock Book| publisher = Dart Valley Railway Association| date = 1974| location = Buckfastleigh] It is painted in GWR livery and currently faces Buckfastleigh.

* 1420 – an auto fitted GWR 1400 Class 0-4-2T in BR green livery. It was preserved at Buckfastleigh on 17 October 1965 but currently undergoing an overhaul. This class was the regular power on the branch for many years before its closure. [cite book| last = Beck| first = Keith| coauthor = Copsey, John| title = The Great Western in South Devon| publisher = Wild Swan Publication| date = 1990| location = Didcot| id = ISBN 0-906867-90-8]

* 2180 "Tiny" – a South Devon Railway 0-4-0vb shunting locomotive on display in Buckfastleigh station museum. This is the only original RailGauge|84 broad gauge locomotive still in existence in the United Kingdom. [cite book| last = Sheppard| first = Geof| title = Broad Gauge Locomotives| publisher = Noodle Books| date = 2008| location = Southampton| id = ISBN 1-906419-09-7]

* 3205 – a small GWR 2251 Class 0-6-0 goods locomotive. Painted in GWR livery, it is currently being overhauled.

* 3803 – a large GWR 2884 Class 2-8-0 freight locomotive painted in GWR livery. It is currently facing Buckfastleigh.

* 4920 "Dumbleton Hall" a GWR Hall Class 4-6-0, a medium size mixed traffic locomotive. It is painted in GWR livery but is currently on static display while awaiting overhaul.

* 5526 – a GWR 4575 Class 2-6-2T, this is a typical medium sized branchline locomotive. It is painted in BR black livery and currently faces Totnes.

* 5786 – the archetypal GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT pannier tank, this locomotive carries that company's livery and currently faces Buckfastleigh.

Main line diesel locomotives

These former British Railways locomotives are of a variety of types but would not have operated on the line before preservation.

* D2246 – a British Rail Class 04 0-6-0 shunting locomotive.

* D3666 – a British Rail Class 09 0-6-0 shunter currently undergoing overhaul.

* D6737 – a British Rail Class 37 Co-Co locomotive Painted in BR green.

* D7612 – a British Rail Class 25 Bo-Bo mixed traffic locomotive painted in two-tone green.

* 20110 – a British Rail Class 20 Bo-Bo freight locomotive in BR Blue.

* 20118 "Saltburn-by-the-Sea" – another Class 20, painted in Railfreight grey .

* 33002 "Sea King" – a British Rail Class 33 Bo-Bo named after a Westland Sea King helicopter. It is currently undergoing restoration but the engine was started for the first time in preservation at Buckfastleigh on 27 July 2008.

* 50002 "Superb" – a British Rail Class 50 Co-Co Warship Class passenger locomotive named after HMS Superb. It is currently undergoing restoration.

Industrial locomotives

These locomotives are examples of the small private locomotives that were used in gas works, dockyards, and other industrial sidings.

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* "Lady Angela" – a small Peckett 0-4-0ST shunting locomotive (works number 1690, built in 1926), currently out of service due to thin tyres.

* "Ashley" No. 1– a small Peckett 0-4-0ST shunting locomotive (number 2031 of 1942) that was used at Exeter Gas Works until 1969 when it was moved to Buckfastleigh, arriving on 23 September. It is on static display.

* "Carnarvon" – a Manning Wardle-design 0-6-0ST built by Kitson & Co. (their Works Number 5474). It is currently out of service awaiting an overhaul.

* "Errol Lonsdale" 68011 – a Ministry of Defence Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST, built to a standard design for large shunting locomotives first produced during World War II. It is on static display.

* "Glendower" – a Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST (3810 of 1954) that formerly worked for the National Coal Board in Wales. It is out of service awaiting an overhaul.

* "Sapper" WD132 – another ex-Ministry of Defence Austerity 0-6-0ST. It is currently on static display at Totnes (Littlehempston) railway station.

Diesel

* "Dusty" – a Ruston diesel-hydraulic 0-4-0 industrial shunter.

* MFP 4 – a diesel-mechnical 0-4-0 shunter built by John Fowler & Co. (4210141 of 1958) and used by the Minitry of Fuel and Power.

* "Yorky" L052 a Yorkshire Engine Company 0-6-0 diesel electric industrial shunter.

Diesel Multiple Units

These diesel multiple units (DMU) are typical of the many such self-propelled trains used on branch lines and suburban services but the line had closed before they became a familiar sight in Devon.

* 122100 – a British Rail Class 122 single-car DMU. In operable condition.

* 51592+59719+51604 – a three-car hybrid British Rail Class 127/115 unit sometimes runs as a two-car unit.

* 59659 and 59740 – two British Rail Class 115 trailers that have been used as locomotive-hauled coaching stock but are currently stored out of use..

Coaching stock

There are a number of historic coaches in use, mainly built by the Great Western Railway.

9111 "King George" and 9116 "Duchess of York" are two "Super Saloons" once used on the Plymouth to London Ocean Mail trains, as was Special Saloon 9005. Hawksworth Brake Composite Corridor (BCK) 7377 was formerly used on the Royal Train. Saloon Coach 8294 was a GWR Directors' Saloon and part of Queen Victoria's Royal Train but is not currently in service.

More ordinary coaches are Tourist Standard Opens (TSO) 1285 and 1295, and a Collett Brake Third (BT) number 1645. Third Corridor (TK) 536 is a "Toplight" coach on long term loan from Great Western Society. 6515 is another BCK that has been converted for disabled passengers, and W276 is a Gangway Brake (BG) parcels van.

These are supplemented by a few British Rail Mark 1 coaches: TSOs W4496 and W4962; Standard Open (SO) W4785; Composite Corridor (CK) E15644; Brake Standard (BS) E43147 and Restaurant Buffet (RB) W1917. Restaurant Miniature Buffet (RMB) W4805 has been rebuilt to include a bar and is mainly used on dining trains, while a former Brake Standard Corridor (BSK) W35326 has had a kitchen built into the luggage area.

Three ex-BR auto coaches are also on the railway, numbers W225, W228 and W240. The first two of these were the last auto coaches in use on the Tiverton branch in 1964.

Freight stock

There are a number of wagins and vans on the railway, some on display at the stations and others used in engineering trains.

References


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