• Santa Express tickets are on sale NOW. Be quick!...
  • Fri28Oct16: Best way to do the Round Robin today... Starting in Paignton? Train 1030, boat 1215 & bus 1730; Starting in Totnes? Bus 0920, train 1030 & boat 1545; Starting in Dartmouth? Train 1115, Bus 1300 & boat 1730.
  • Santa Express tickets are on sale NOW. Be quick!...
  • Fri28Oct16: Best way to do the Round Robin today... Starting in Paignton? Train 1030, boat 1215 & bus 1730; Starting in Totnes? Bus 0920, train 1030 & boat 1545; Starting in Dartmouth? Train 1115, Bus 1300 & boat 1730.
  • Santa Express tickets are on sale NOW. Be quick!...
  • Fri28Oct16: Best way to do the Round Robin today... Starting in Paignton? Train 1030, boat 1215 & bus 1730; Starting in Totnes? Bus 0920, train 1030 & boat 1545; Starting in Dartmouth? Train 1115, Bus 1300 & boat 1730.

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  • Santa tickets are on sale.......!

    Published: 21 September 2016

    Santa Express tickets are now on sale and have been selling fast! Don't miss out on your chance to see Father Christmas on board our special Christmas services. Also featuring our mini panto on board, Aladdin!  Click here fore more details and to book

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • 11 days to go until Santa Express tickets go on sale!!

    Published: 09 September 2016

    And now there are only 11 days to go until you can buy your Santa Express tickets! Make sure you are ready at 1pm on Tuesday 20th September. Dates are:December 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.Times are: 1030, 1315 and 1600 (there is no 1600 train on Christmas Eve)...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • 13 days to go until Santa Express tickets go on sale!

    Published: 07 September 2016

    With specially decorated carriages, festive music and a warm atmosphere, make our Santa Express the perfect start to your family Christmas.....

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • 14 DAYS TO GO UNTIL SANTA EXPRESS TICKETS GO ON SALE

    Published: 06 September 2016

    2016 Santa Express tickets go on sale two weeks today at 1pm!! Go to our Facebook page to watch our 2015 Santa Express video (Peter Pan) to get you in the mood!

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • 15 DAYS TO GO UNTIL SANTA EXPRESS TICKETS GO ON SALE!

    Published: 05 September 2016

    Just two weeks and one day left to prepare yourself for purchasing your Santa Epxress tickets. We now have full details including dates and times so just click on the image below for the full leaflet (which also includes details of all our other winter services). In addition, there will...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • 18 days to go until Santa Express tickets go on sale!

    Published: 02 September 2016

    And now there are just 18 days to go until you can buy your Santa Tickets! With a mini panto on the train and a great atmosphere at Paignton too, it's an experience to remember!

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • 19 days to go until Santa Express tickets go on sale!

    Published: 01 September 2016

    Just 19 days to go until you can buy your tickets for the 2016 Santa Express! We have plenty of fun for you this year and there'll be more seats than ever available as we have extended our trains this year. Good news for those of you that missed out last year 

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Santa Express ticket launch

    Published: 31 August 2016

    Only 20 days to go before the launch of our 2016 Santa Express ticket sale!! Tickets go on sale at 1pm on Tuesday 20th September. Remember, we sold out by the end of October last year so don't be left disappointed - purchase yours early.....  

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • 75014 back on the rails....

    Published: 19 August 2016

    BR Standard 75014 ran under its own power to Kingswear and back several times yesterday. Great to see and hear this wonderful loco again. It's been too long! She will be undergoing testing and then be painted. She will be in regular normal service after that. Whoohoo!

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • "Full Steam Ahead" TV appearance.....

    Published: 27 July 2016

    We recently had a film crew with us for an appearance on the BBC2 programme, Full Steam Ahead. The episode we will be featured in will be aired on Thursday 25th August. Watch it and join us over the bank holiday weekend! Or before of course...........

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

    Published: 27 July 2016

    We have issued our 2016 Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta steam train timetable!! We have extended out usual timetable to inlcude late trains to and from Paignton to Kingswear to enable you to park in Paignton (much easier!) and then get the train back again.  Just click on the image below...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Great Big Rhino Project footage

    Published: 25 July 2016

    As reported here and on our Facebook page, our Rhino (Paignton by Numbers) arrived with us via steam train on Friday. Click on the image below for the promotional footage!...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Great Rhino project - arrival by steam!

    Published: 22 July 2016

    You may have seen our Facebook entries today showing the journey from Paignton to Kingswear by our very own Rhino "Paignton By Numbers" The Rhino was accompanied by representatives from Paignton Zoo and the artist, Rachel Shilston, also accompanied her pride and joy. We will eb on ITV...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • The Great Rhino Project

    Published: 21 July 2016

    As part of the Great Big Rhinos project run by Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, we are proud to be the sponsor of the 'Paignton by Numbers' rhino. A total 42 Rhinos will be part of the trail all across South Devon and our rhino will be arriving in style! This Friday (22nd July) 'Paignton by...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • KingsBeer Festival today!

    Published: 15 July 2016

    BEER FESTIVAL OPENING HOURS TODAY ARE 6PM TO 11PM.   The beer has finally got here.....! Due to being let down at the last minute, it was down to our staff and a company double decker bus to the rescue! That's what we call improvisation..... keep up to date on all things beer festival...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Salvage Hunters filming

    Published: 13 July 2016

    Today has seen a film crew from Salvage Hunters filming at both Churston and Kingswear! Our MD, Andrew Pooley, and Luke Payne from our Permanent Way track gang, were filmed for an upcoming episode on the railway. Presenters Drew Pritchard and his sidekick Tee, were bowled over by the area and...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Beer of the day 12th July

    Published: 12 July 2016

    Tuesday 12th July: And here is Beer No.7 in our series highlighting some of the ales that will be in attendance at the KingsBeer Festival on 15th, 16th and 17th July!.... Todays Beer of the Day: Beer: Its all Propaganda Black IPA Brewery: Mad Dog, Gwent ABV: 4.9% Dark and...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Great Rhino road trip

    Published: 11 July 2016

    An incredible convoy took to the roads to launch a summer of art and conservation. The Great Big Rhino Road Trip saw a herd of life-size painted rhinos complete a 20-mile trek from Exeter to the English Riviera. The life size rhinos were on lorries - including an articulated...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Beer of the day 11th July

    Published: 11 July 2016

    Monday 11th July: And here is Beer No.7 in our series highlighting some of the ales that will be in attendance at the KingsBeer Festival on 15th, 16th and 17th July!.... Todays Beer of the Day: Beer: Norwegian Blue Brewery: Buffys, Norfolk ABV: 4.9% English Fuggles and Goldings...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Beer of the Day 8th July

    Published: 08 July 2016

    Friday 8th July: And here is Beer No.7 in our series highlighting some of the ales that will be in attendance at the KingsBeer Festival on 15th, 16th and 17th July!.... Todays Beer of the Day: Beer: Chuffin' Lovely Brewery: Bays, Devon ABV: 4.6% A one off special brewed specially for...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Beer of the Day 7th July

    Published: 07 July 2016

    Thursday 7th July: And here is Beer No.6 in our series highlighting some of the ales that will be in attendance at the KingsBeer Festival on 15th, 16th and 17th July!.... Todays Beer of the Day: Beer: Eighty Shillings Brewery: Rebel, Cornwall ABV: 5.0% Eighty Shilling is Scottish...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

  • Beer of the day

    Published: 06 July 2016

    Wednesday 6th July: And here is Beer No.5 in our series highlighting some of the ales that will be in attendance at the KingsBeer Festival on 15th, 16th and 17th July!.... Todays Beer of the Day: Beer: Abbey Brewery: Kingstone, Herefordshire ABV: 5.1% Abbey is an amber-coloured,...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Compton Castle model

    Published: 26 April 2016

    We are proud to have been made an Honorary Member of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society as charterer and operator of the paddle steamer Kingswsear Castle. Our certificate of membership was presented to us by John Megoran, former skipper of the vessel whilst she was based in Chatham and...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • KingsBeer Festival

    Published: 25 April 2016

    Our 3rd annual beer festival (now named KingsBeer Festival) will take place 15th-17th July 2016 inclusive.Our annual festival is on the embankment at Kingswear and has uninterrupted, panoramic views of the River Dart. We doubt there is a beer festival in the country with more beautiful views...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Earth Day

    Published: 22 April 2016

    Today is Earth Day (always 22nd April). Earth Day began in 1970 as a day to celebrate the planet and encourage people to be more environmentally friendly. The first celebration was held in the US after a devastating oil spill, and is widely regarded as the beginning of the modern...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Double header

    Published: 15 April 2016

    As you may already, we have a visiting locomotive for the season, 5542 on loan until September. Our TTi, Jack Gibson, took this photo yesterday when the 5542 was out for the first run and doubleheaded with our own Lydham Manor. More pictures of 5542 to come through the season we're sure!

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Workshop News

    Published: 14 April 2016

    Blog by Rory Edwards:- The image shows a view of the left side of 75014's boiler. We're now into the main operating season, which has begun with very few problems. 75014’s boiler is getting ever closer to completion, with a proposed view to have its hydraulic and out of frame...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Murder Mystery tickets

    Published: 12 April 2016

      Our 2016 Murder Mystery Dining Train tickets will go on public sale on Tuesday 10th May! As usual, we will have two dates to choose from (unless you wish to come along on both evenings); Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th September. The price will be £75.00 per person and will...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • New Cafe

    Published: 06 April 2016

    We opened a brand new cafe on Friday 1st April in Lower Street, Dartmouth. The Leaf & Bean has a different vibe to others cafes in Dartmouth with it's distinctive decor. We hope you like it! The cafe is situated in our old office space in Dartmouth which has been completely transformed....

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • New Loco for summer

    Published: 05 April 2016

    We took delivery of locomotive 5542 yesterday and it will be with us for the season (exact dates to be published).  More to come soon.....

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Sea King Mk4 farewell tour

    Published: 21 March 2016

    Well, the Sea King farewell tour has just flown over Dartmouth. The formation of five Mk4's flew up the Dart (a bit late but we'll let them off!), over the Britannia Royal Naval college and then away to complete the tour over Devon. Sad. All the BRNC cadets were lining the parade ground and...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • **EARTH HOUR**

    Published: 18 March 2016

      Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature:- On Saturday 19 March 2016, at 8.30pm please join millions across the world to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour and switch off your lights (and even the TV!) for one hour to show you care about the future of our planet. By joining the...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Easter events

    Published: 17 March 2016

    Even though today is St Patrick's Day, our minds are turning to the Easter holiday which is fast approaching. There are loads of events in the area but we thought we'd choose a few that would allow you to travel via steam strain and/or boat - neatly avoiding the Easter traffic! Guided spring...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Farewell Sea King Tour

    Published: 17 March 2016

    On Monday 21st March, five Mk4 Sea Kings will carry out a farewell tour of the south and south west of the country. The tour will take them to venues most associated with the helicopter. The Sea King helicopter is well known as a search and rescue vehicle, protecting and rescuing people...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Poldark's Cornwall locations

    Published: 17 March 2016

      Much of the action in Poldark takes place outdoors against the backdrop of Cornwall’s breathtaking and rugged coastline. For the modern TV series version, location managers couldn’t resist the rich mining heritage of the stretch of west Cornwall coast linking...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Dart trawler drama

    Published: 10 March 2016

    We had some fun and games in Dartmouth last night as three French fishing vessels came into port to shelter from the violent storm yesterday. Just after midnight the RNLI and Fire & Rescue were called as two of the vessels were listing. One was very bad )and sank) and the RNLI...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • VisitBritain Workshop

    Published: 08 March 2016

    Last week our MD, Andrew Pooley, and Sales Executive, Sereny Damon, attended an event organised by VisitBritain.  "ExploreGB" was a VisitBritain flagship event providing British tourism suppliers (and destinations) with a unique opportunity to meet and do business with up to...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • HMS Monmouth

    Published: 07 March 2016

    HMS Monmouth has just arrived in Dartmouth. The photo was not taken in Dartmouth though! We haven't had a chance to get outside and take any piccies yet. It's just as well she didn't arrive 20 minutes ago when we had black skies overhead and rather a lot of hailstones bouncing off all and...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Delicious Dart Trail

    Published: 24 February 2016

    Once again the Delicious Dart Trail comes to the streets (and woods and valleys, etc!) of the South Hams. The Delicious Dart Trail is a running event with a difference and takes place this year on Saturday 5th March. Starting at Totnes, the runners will journey through the woods and...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Red Arrows, Dartmouth

    Published: 22 February 2016

    Well, we were unsure if the Red Arrows would be flying at Dartmouth this year (they are not flying at the Torbay Regatta) but the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta committee have apparently secured this aerobatic display team again for the Friday (26th August). Everyone (well, nearly everyone) is...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Steam trains start again soon

    Published: 02 February 2016

    We can't quite believe it but steam trains are back in service on Saturday 13th February - just in time for the first half term of the calendar year! The sun has been out today which makes a change so we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather holds and is lovely and springlike...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Drakes Trail

    Published: 26 January 2016

    Drake's Trail is a 21 mile cycling and walking route linking Tavistock with Plymouth. The trail runs along the western edge of Dartmoor through some wonderful countryside and fantastic scenery and is suitable for all ages and abilities as we have seen numerous wheelchair...

    Author: Andrew Pooley, MD

  • Railway Children film

    Published: 25 January 2016

    This Easter Monday (28th March 2016), cinemas nationwide will screen The Railway Children (2016), a film of York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production performed in summer 2015 at the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire. The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Winter track works

    Published: 22 January 2016

    The image above shows the tamper arriving to finish off our winter track works - and adds to the busy scene at Churston today!With just over 3 weeks to go until our 2016 Steam Train season commences on Saturday 13th February, we've received a visit from a Plasser & Theurer...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • Workshop News January

    Published: 19 January 2016

    Main image above:The throat plate and RH side of the boiler.  The steel pad seen at the top in the middle, is where the blow down valve will eventually be attached.  This allows water to be drained from the boiler Blog by Rory Edwards:-  Work has been focusing almost entirely on...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

  • 2016 details

    Published: 08 January 2016

    Well, our 2016 leaflets and brochures are with our printers and we expect to take delivery of them soon! You can get a sneak preview by taking a look at them all on our website. Our South Devon Guide is also amongst the brochures you can download.  Check them all out here. ENJOY...

    Author: Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company