ROLLING STOCK HISTORY
Please click on a tab on the left to see historical details of each of our items of rolling stock.
Rides in the cab of our diesel locomotive at Bideford station on 31st October were such a massive success (almost 100 people travelled) that we're going to do it again on 31st December, from 1pm to 3pm.
We're going to experiment with a few new ideas. For example advanced booking where you can pay via PayPal and a timetable where you can say when you'd like to travel. See our Facebook page for further details.
Regular rides start next April. See you there as well!
Photo on the Home Page of the newly repainted Planet departing on its next run, with a big queue waiting for their turn in the background.
The nameplate and numberplate from 34019 "Bideford", purchased by BRHC in March, are now on display at the Burton Museum & Art Gallery until the end of February, in conjunction with an exhibition about how the railways brought holidaymakers to Bideford in the 1950s.
Photo on the Home Page of the Mayor of BIdeford, Councillor David Ratcliff, having opened the exhibition on 29th August,
We are currently closed until Easter 2022.
Our normal opening times at Bideford are from 10.30 to 4pm every weekend from Easter to the end of October half-term, and daily during school holidays. We would also hope to open on other days throughout this period if the weather's nice!
We hope to open Instow signalbox on Monday mornings when volunteers are available, from Easter to October.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER WITH US? Working Parties are held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.
Email email@example.com if you'd like to join us, or just come along.
When we are not open our sites are still accessible from the Tarka Trail.
PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS
This is where you can pay for sales items and for your membership fee.
You can also make a donation to support our work at Bideford and Instow.
There are three options:
1. a cheque made payable to the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre and sent to BRHC c/o Tree Tops, Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 3NA or
2. by bank transfer (BACS) to A/C Number 20370096 Sort Code 20-04-59, using your surname and DONATION, MEMBER or SALES as the Reference or
3. by PayPal, debit or credit card using your surname and DONATION, MEMBER or SALES as a message. (Don't worry that our PayPal access portal uses the word Donate rather than Pay.)
Many thanks for your support.
BRHC on Facebook
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, Instow Signal Box and Bideford's Cafe in the Coach all have pages on Facebook - join us there!
Our historic railway parcels van at Bideford contains a fabulous interpretation display, with beautiful information panels, a model railway and a high-tech touchscreen interactive.
It's an in-depth historical experience of life on the north Devon railways - come and see us!
Cafe in the Coach
The coach is awaiting refurbishment and a new caterer. These changes will be in place when we open for the 2022 season at Easter 2022.