Honour for a volunteer

10th August 2021

We found the perfect way to honour a longstanding volunteer - name a carriage after her! Jean Watson used to watch the trains toing and froing at Paignton with her uncle when she was a child. After a nursing career in London and Cambridgeshire she returned to Devon and began her volunteering with us here at Dartmouth Steam Railway.

In Jean's own words, we have been her second family and we acknowledge what she has done for us over the years, her volunteering work has been incredible - and often boosted morale with her homemade lemon cakes!

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  • Absolutely amazing day out - Easy booking online and due to social distancing you have a set seat. Fabulous weather made the views even better and you can smell the fumes of the engine. Ticket includes return ferry to Dartmouth. Friendly helpful staff.
  • Lovely day out - We decided on a steam train and boat ride day. The train was lovely, and the boat ride was a lot of fun with an entertaining guide, which one of my teenage daughters found hilarious!
  • So organised - So well organised. All had seat reservations and the coaches were extremely clean. The river cruise did not disappoint and without doubt one of the best commentaries I have ever heard. Without exception everyone enjoyed the day out, and thought it was the highlight of our holiday. A credit to all.

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