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Dartmouth Steam Railway

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Dartmouth Steam Railway
The Dartmouth Steam Railway, formerly known as the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, is a 6.7-mile (10.8 km) heritage railway on the former Great Western Railway branch line between Paignton and Kingswear in Devon, England.
7827 Lydham Manor
GWR 7800 Class 4-6-0

Built in 1950 at Swindon Works, 7827 was first allocated to Chester. During February 1954 tests to improved draughting were conducted. By March 1959 it was at Oswestry but in October 1965 it was withdrawn from Shrewsbury. Acquired by Woodham's in May 1966 and was the fifth locomotive to be rescued from Barry Scrapyard, which it left in June 1970. It was restored by the Dart Valley Railway in 1973. (Boiler ticket expires in 2021).

75014 Braveheart
BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0

Built in 1951 at Swindon Works, 75014 was allocated to a number of Midland region sheds during its short life and 1964 saw it allocated to Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn and sent to Barry scrap yard in December 1966. It was bought for preservation in 1981 and a four-man syndicate based on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway brought it back to steam in 1994. It was sold by then owner Bert Hitchen to the Dartmouth line in 2002 and was named Braveheart. She returned to traffic in December 2016 for the railways Santa special trains. (Boiler ticket expires in 2026).

Dartmouth Steam Railway - Official Site
http://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/

Dartmouth Steam Railway - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_Steam_Railway
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I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...