Hire a Train

You can hire your very own train on the South Devon Railway!

Ideal for a special birthday or celebration, a steam (or diesel) hauled round trip of the line is sure to be a unique way to entertain your guests!

Our trains can seat over 200 people, and arrangements can be made for private-hire trains during the day or in the evenings.

Although all packages are tailor-made, some guide prices are shown below. Please note that prices are affected by the time of year and day, and availability of steam locomotives already in steam.

– A private-hire train for one round trip from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and back in a heritage DMU Bubble Car (seats 50) is from approximately £300.
– A steam auto-train (seats 55) is from approximately £600.
– A locomotive hauling a rake of coaches (seats approximately 200) for your own private use is from approximately £1000.

Additional journeys, stops, options etc can be arranged to suit your requirements.

We can also arrange the use of our Big Red Routemaster Bus, RM172, which can transport your guests between the railway and your venue!

Contact us to discuss the possibilities!