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Sidetracked - Steam's up - Buckfastleigh Traditional Cache

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Hidden : 03/13/2009
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Sidetracked - Steam's Up - Staverton

The Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway line opened on 1 May 1872. It was worked from the outset by the larger South Devon Railway Company until 1 February 1876 when this was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway, who continued to operate the line.
The Buckfastleigh company was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway in 1897. This in turn was nationalised into British Railways on 1 January 1948. The line closed to passengers in November 1958 but goods traffic continued until 7 September 1962.
It was re-opened as the "Dart Valley Railway", a heritage railway, on 5 April 1969, the opening ceremony being performed by Dr Richard Beeching.
The South Devon Railway Trust took over the running of the line on 1 January 1991.

In 1971 Buckfastleigh became the terminus of the line when the route beyond the station was closed to allow improvements to the A38 road. Workshops have since been provided for restoring and repairing the locomotives and rolling stock used on the railway.
The goods shed has been converted to a railway museum and this is the home of Tiny the last remaining broad gauge locomotive.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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