50 years ago the first rolling stock arrived on the Dart Valley Light Railway (now the South Devon Railway) in the shape of 2 locomotives and 4 coaches. The date was Saturday 2 October 1965 and the locos were 3205 and 4555.
On the same day 50 years ago the last passenger trains ran between Barnstaple Junction and Torrington in North Devon.
45 years ago the last passenger services ran between Barnstaple Junction and Ilfracombe. The date was Saturday 3 October 1970.
Regards Mike Roach
Many thanks Mike, keep watching the calendar!