THE Royal British Legion benefited from the South Devon Railway’s special Driver for Armistice footplate experience sessions on November 10.
A total of 50 slots were available, appropriately priced at £11.11, offering participants the opportunity to drive GWR ‘4575’ 2-6-2T No. 5542 on a two-mile round trip from Buckfastleigh.All places were taken, and the SDR was able to make a donation of £630.33 to the veterans’ charity as a result.
A small display of military vehicles was on view outside the station as an added attraction.
Here, some of the military personnel and re-enactors join No. 5542 between sessions. JOHN BRODRIBB
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