Since Windermere, I always wanted to go back to a countryside. Just where a river flows out, rolling hills and grassland. English holidays are much more like this, I guess? A leisurely trip, not multiple places at one time in my mind, I stumbled on an information about this steam railway trip. It runs only 7 miles (Aariz easily gets restless and bored)
The steam railway runs between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. It also stops at Steverton (in between the two places), arrive in Totnes and return back to Buckfastleigh. There's an ample free parking at Buckfastleigh. So it was just convinience for us.
Since 1872, the line never made a profit but being used for goods traffic. Now it became a tourist attractions in Devon. It was classic but well presented. All volunteer staff were senior, thus friendlier I must say =)
The museum at Buckfastleigh station displayed a model of locomotive, photographs and so.
Rev W Awdry was better known as 'the Thomas and the Tank Engine man,' the creator of the pantheon of steam-driven childhood gods which run the rails of that enchanting railway system on the fictional Island of Sodor. The island of Sodor is somewhere between the british mainland and the Isle of Man.
Aariz playing Thomas
And when the train arrived, suddenly the station turned out like those in movie scene. One thing I like about train-station, everybody was like waving to each other..haha, yang botak2 macho pun terpengaruh.
The journey through unspoilt countryside...
We didn't make a stop at Steverton. This is us at the Totnes station. The station has been built from buildings and artifacts rescued from Great Western railway ( memang keretapi terlama di England)
The picnin area where we had our packed lunch,
..and an award winning Rare Breed Farm is attached to the picnic area. But that would be in another entry.