Chris Groves greeted the party and straight away took a ride on the made up train of miscellaneous stock and propelled by a Hunslett Diesel locomotives. The ride is a little on the short side being about sixty yards. Several runs were undertaken with members being able to ride aboard the various vehicles including a engine ride.
Following this several members walked to the end of the line in the former goods yard where a point enables access to two short sidings. In one of the sidings lay a trolley which supported an amazing number for a photo shoot.
A very enjoyable 'finger lunch' followed being taken in either of two restaurant vehicles, we were very well provided for. Pinhoe signalbox has been rebuilt on the surviving platform at Bere Ferrers where it has been externally renamed Beer Ferris. Th signalbox internally is still Pinhoe complete with track diagram and Chris has expertly wired it up to a simulator which enables one to operate the box just as it did prior to its removal. More details of this fascinating location will be provided at a later date.