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South Devon Railway

Standard gauge line from Buckfastleigh for seven miles to Totnes giving a one hour round trip. Much of the journey is beside the River Dart through an area of great scenic beauty. 16 preserved locomotives.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


South Devon Railway Trust


The Station Dart Bridge Road Buckfastleigh Devon TQ11 0DZ

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Open days

Daily 18 Mar-29 Oct. 3-5 Nov. 27 Dec-1 Jan 2018. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: various

By Rail: Totnes / 0.3 miles


Fri 30th Mar - Mon 2nd Apr: Easter Fair

Steam and diesel trains all day, intensive service, goods trains, heritage vehicles and much more.

Commercial Vehicles / Railways

Fri 6th - Sat 7th Jul 2018: South Devon 1940s Festival

The railway returns to the 1940s with military vehicles, live period music and displays. We'd love you to come in period uniform or civilian clothing…

Military / Railways

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sep 2018: Heritage Open Days

Steam and heritage diesel trains, heritage vehicles and a fascinating look behind the scenes at how we operate the railway.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Railways

Sat 29th - Sun 30th Sep 2018: Model & Miniature Weekend

Model railways, garden railways, miniature railway, scale steam traction engines, toys and more: something for all.

Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Models / Railways

Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Nov 2018: Diesel Gala

A weekend featuring our heritage diesel fleet operating an intensive service.


Sat 8th - Mon 24th Dec 2018: Santa-by-Steam

8-9, 15-16, 18-24 December. ome and see Santa on board his special grotto train! He will be handing out a Christmas gift to every child who travels, while…

Railways / Santa

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