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GWR Prairie Tank 2-6-2T No. 5542.
Gifts & Models
Welcome to the
The multi-award winning South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west, celebrating over 50 years in preservation.
The SDR is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages.
Ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are with us, you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies: 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day.
Find us just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh, very close to the famous Buckfast Abbey, or by train to Totnes on the Great Western main line.
Buckfastleigh is around 22 miles from Exeter, 21 miles from Plymouth, 19 miles from Dartmouth and 13 miles from Paignton.
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We are very hopeful indeed that Thomas, his friends and the Fat Controller will be able to visit us later this year, on 25th to 27th September. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates and more news as soon as we possibly can.
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We are very sad to have to cancel this fabulous event but hope to make next years even better to make up for it.
We have teamed up with our two fantastic neighbouring attractions to offer superb value 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day joint tickets. It’s one of Devon’s most varied days out that really does offer something for all the family day out. It’s a real treat and, with special price joint tickets, fantastic value too! Click the logo below for more details.
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