Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway Transport
Queen’s Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear.
The scenery is superb, with seascapes right across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill on clear days. Approaching Kingswear is the beautiful River Dart, with its fascinating craft, and on the far side, the olde worlde town of Dartmouth and the famous Britannia Royal Naval College, Butterwalk, Bayard's Cove and Dartmouth Castle.
As well as taking the steam train between Paignton and Kingwear, the following days out are available:
The Boat Train
A day excursion with Paignton and Dartmouth Railway and River Link. Travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross on the passenger ferry to explore Dartmouth before taking a one hour circular river cruise. Sit back and enjoy the trip as you pass the historic places and the unsurpassed scenery, then return on the passenger ferry to Kingswear for your return train ride to Paignton.
Round Robin is your combined ticket, entitling you to make a circular journey from Paignton to Kingswear by steam train, by ferry to Dartmouth, then a river cruise to Totnes and return by bus to Paignton. you can break your journey at any time along the route, or if you prefer you can do the trip in reverse. There are many departures each day, but sailings vary, according to the tides. So call in to any River Link Booking Office at Dartmouth or Paignton Steam Railway Station for your tickets and information packs.
Friends of Thomas Weekend
On 17/18 April, Thomas the Tank Engine will be making a special appearance at Kingswear station. Take a train from Paignton and a short ride on Thomas will be included in your fare. Special attractions include the Fat Controller and other characters.
AddressQueen’s Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, Torquay, Devon, TQ4 6AF
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