ROLLING STOCK HISTORY
Please click on a tab on the left to see historical details of each of our items of rolling stock.
"BIDEFORD" NAMEPLATES PURCHASED !!
We have purchased the nameplates and numberplate from 34019 "Bideford", bringing them back to the town where they belong.
Thanks to the Bideford Bridge Trust for their substantial grant and to others who made donations large and small.
The locomotive was named by the Mayor, William Chubb, at Bideford station in 1946 and it was scrapped by British Railways in 1967. The nameplate will be an appropriate companion to the coffee table that was presented to Mayor Chubb at the naming ceremony. This was donated to the Centre last year.
Photo on this Home Page.
As we come out of COVID the Bideford site will be open from 1030 to 1600 on Wednesdays and Sundays only until September 4th. Unfortunately we are unable to open the cafe at the moment. Instow signal box will be open on Monday mornings.
(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 will announce when we can return to these opening times as soon as possible.)
WANT TO VOLUNTEER WITH US? Working Parties are held on Wednesdays. Phone 07854590503.
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.
Many thanks for your support.
BRHC on Facebook
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, Instow Signal Box and Bideford Tea on the Train 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!
Tea on the Train
The Quirky Cafe in the Carriage! Join us for a selection of delicious food, homemade cakes, local ice creams and hot and cold drinks. Currently awaiting reopening.