Steam Train

Steam Train

One of the finest steam train trips in the country along the coast of Torbay, through stunning Devon countryside and overlooking the River Dart - linking the resort of Paignton with Dartmouth.

2021 Steam Train Timetable

Tickets include:

  • Train
  • Ferry

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company are proud winners of the 2021 Heritage Railway Association award for Outstanding Visitor Attraction!

Steam Train

A Typical Day's Itinerary

  1. Train from Paignton - 30 minute train journey to Kingswear
  2. Ferry from Kingswear - 5 minute ferry crossing to Dartmouth but allow 30 minutes beforehand
  3. Ferry from Dartmouth - 5 minute ferry crossing to Kingswear but allow 30 minutes beforehand
  4. Train from Kingswear - 30 minute train journey to Paignton
  5. Arrive back in Paignton

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The scenery on this picturesque line is breathtaking - from Paignton along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coast line, through the picturesque stations at Goodrington and Churston (non-stopping), then on through the wooded slopes of Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary to to Kingswear. A short foot passenger ferry (optional and free with your train ticket) takes you across the river Dart to the historic town of Dartmouth; home to the Britannia Royal Naval College, Bayards Cove, Butterwalk and Dartmouth Castle (England's first Castle to have guns as its main armament).

Devon Belle Observation Carriage: this historic coach, built in 1917 originally as an ambulance vehicle for the London & North Western Railway, has recently undergone a major refit in our workshop at Queen's Park Station, Paignton. She was "relaunched" in the 2018 season to celebrate her 100th year in service!!

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Reviews

  • Stunning views - The views from the boat were stunning and the handy (and hilarious) commentary by the crew helped point out things of local interest. Loved it :)
  • Great!! - We all had such a fantastic day out. From the wonderful, helpful and friendly staff at Paignton to the quick and easy ferry crossing and the brilliant steamboat trip. Our captain on the steamboat was just amazing, so funny and full of brilliant facts and local knowledge.
  • 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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