ROLLING STOCK HISTORY
Please click on a tab on the left to see historical details of each of our items of rolling stock.
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,
Loco Crew Training
On 15th September, after previous training, the new loco crew passed their exams. This had been delayed by 18 months because of Covid. The Planet diesel had received a complete mechanical overhaul in 2019 and is ready for regular service in 2022.. It has now been given the number DS1170.
BREAKING NEWS: Ride in the cab of our diesel locomotive at Bideford station! First public runs will be given on Sunday 31st October from 1400-1700. Choose your fantasy destination! £5 per adult, accompanied by one free child. Night photography. Get there early. Sure to be super popular! More info later.
Photo of the newly repainted Planet on the day the crew passed their exams is on the Home Page.
As we come out of COVID the Bideford site will be open from 1030 to 1600 on Wednesdays and Sundays only until October 31st. 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join us, or just come along at 10.00 a.m..
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'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.