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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  • Brilliant day - Very pleasant day out, VERY well organised and friendly teams (train and ferry, especially in social distancing times). Would do it again and add the boat cruise.
  • Nostalgic day out - Had a great day on the steam railway and paddleboat with my family. Fantastic views during the railway trip and equally excellent views, and commentary, during the river cruise. Well worth the cost, friendly and helpful staff.
  • 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.

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