Platinum Jubilee

6th June 2022

Bunting, cakes, cucumber sandwiches, cream teas, seemingly never-ending ways to wear a Union Jack, events huge and small, a general groundswell of good-natured celebrating - and a 93yo monarch in a skit with Paddington Bear! - all made for a fantastic weekend of festivities and rejoicing.

Of course, we dressed our stations and platforms at Paignton and Kingswear, plus both locomotives too. The weather wasn't kind on occasion but everyone involved here along with our passengers thoroughly enjoyed it all. Lots of local events to accompany the grand national ones and we reckon we can safely say that a good time was had by all!!

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  • Sights and smells - Cannot beat the smell and sound of a steam locomotive, a very scenic ride firstly along the beach, then along the river Dart. A couple of hours in Dartmouth then all aboard for trip back.
  • Agatha Christie country - The ride on the train is beautiful right along the coast & Dart valley. You can also take your well behaved dog. I would highly recommend this excursion, we go every time that we are in Devon, it is not to be missed.
  • Brilliant! - We had to write to tell you what a thoroughly enjoyable trip we had on your "Steam Train & Cruise". The train was brilliant and the cruise was a revelation. We will be back to experience it again. Thank you.

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