‘Last Train’ event report

‘Strawberry Special’  Vintage Coach Tour – 7th September 2013

 

On Saturday 7th September over eighty members and visitors enjoyed our unique trip down memory lane by vintage coach commemorating the last passenger train to run on the Strawberry Line. The day triggered many carefree memories of days gone by, travel by steam – some on the Strawberry Line itself and even on that actual last train exactly fifty years ago to the day!

The event was organised in collaboration with Winscombe & Sandford Millennium Green Trust and  Axbridge Sea Cadets to whom we are indebted for adding so much to the event.  Three tours from the Heritage Centre visiting  Winscombe and Axbridge historic stations down the Strawberry Line were scheduled during the day.

Sadly, the advertised 1950’s Bedford OB coach developed an oil leak and was unable to run, but the day was saved by another vintage beauty, the larger Devon General AC.  The first stop was ‘Winscombe Old Station’, now owned and managed by members of the local community as a Millennium Green environment and heritage site.

Vintage coach leaves Sandford

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