Tagged: railways

Haytor Granite Tramway walk (S Devon Branch)

A guided downhill walk along Templer’s Granite Tramway from Haytor through Yarner Wood to Lowerdown (near Bovey Tracey). During the three mile walk, interesting features such as the sidings, the milestones, passing places, names...

Challenges Facing Heritage Rail (IA Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Steve Oates entitled “Challenges Facing Heritage Rail in 2021 and Beyond….” Heritage railways attract some 13 million visitors each year; they retain and nurture...

The OkeRail and the Connect Bude campaign (Bideford Branch)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The OkeRail and the Connect Bude campaign to reconnect Bude and Holsworthy to the National Railway Network Richard Wolfenden-Brown, Chair of ‘Connect Bude’ and Dr Michael Ireland...

Field trip to Mid-Cornwall (IA Section)

IASDA / SCIAS Field Trip Visit to Mid-Cornwall, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Saturday 15th June Luxulyan Valley 9.00 am Assemble at the Carclaze Inn. PL25 4EJ...

Plymouth’s Hidden Railways (IA Section)

A talk by Paul Burkhalter who has researched Plymouth’s industrial railways for many years and has just published his latest book on the topic. £3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members. No limit on...

Visit to Fremington Quay and Torridge Estuary (IA Section)

The visit consists of three related activities: 2.00 pm: Guided walk around Fremington Quay, looking at lime kilns, old railway sidings, Fremington dock, a visit to the interpretative centre (old signal box). The leader...

Bideford Branch report: May to July 2018

This years summer visits were most successful. On 12th May a few members made their way to meet violinist Tasmin Little and the North Devon Sinfonia in an ambitious concert at the Landmark Theatre,...

Eldad Reimagined (IA Section)

Meet at 10:45 at the entrance to Plymouth Railway Station, for an 11:00 – 12:30 walk and talk on Brunel’s plans for a grand railway terminus. The leader will be Alan Barclay. In 1843...