• IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
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  • 75014 BRAVEHEART
  • Built December 1951 in Swindon. Withdrawn British Railways 1966

    The British Railway 4-6-0 standard class 4 was built for use on the Western, Midland and Southern regions of the recently nationalised rail network. They were extremely versatile mixed traffic locos, frequently used on passenger duties.

    75014 was allocated to a number of Midland region sheds during its short life and 1964 saw it allocated to Shrewsbury from where it was withdrawn and sent to Barry scrap yard in December 1966. In Barry scrap yard for fourteen years, it rotted and donated parts to other locos, until it was bought as a wreck in 1981. A four man syndicate based on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway brought it back to steam in 1994. The syndicate decided to sell the loco in 2002 and the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company were fortunate to become the new owners.

    For four consecutive years, 1995-98, it was the mainstay of the "Jacobite" tourist train from Fort William. After a missing a year it returned in 2000 when it was named Braveheart, in recognition of the Mel Gibson film, which was shot in the West Highlands. 

    Although only arriving in 2002, the locomotive`s boiler certificate expired in 2004 and the loco has since received a major overhaul, especially to the boiler, requiring many new parts, including a complete new boiler barrel. The overhaul took many years eventually seeing a return to service in December 2016. Braveheart is now a mainstay to the services on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

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  • R A Riddles
  • 5' 8"
  • 50'
  • 111 tons, 3 cwt
  • 3,500 gallons
  • 18" x 28"
  • 225psi
  • 6 tons