Dartmouth Steam Railway

The Dartmouth Steam Railway is situated on the former Great Western Railway branch line between Paignton and Kingswear in South Devon. It is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) in length and has five stations, Paignton, Goodrington Sands, Churston, Greenway and Kingswear.

In 1859 the line had started being built broad gauge size and was completed in 1864. During 1892 the track was converted to standard gauge.

In 1968 the Ministry of Transport proposed that the line should be closed. The line eventually closed in October 1972. During December 1972 the line was sold to the Dart Valley Light Railway Ltd.

Over the years the name of the line has changed from the Dart Valley Light Railway Ltd to, Torbay Steam Railway to Torbay and Dartmouth Railway to Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway and finally to the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Below you will see a collection of Dartmouth Steam Railway photographs which also include visiting locos.

This gallery was last updated on the 30th November 2019. The first photograph in the gallery is the latest one to be added. Please click the thumbnail for a larger image and it’s information.

The current steam and diesel trains on the Dartmouth Steam Railway are:

Steam Trains

GWR 2-6-2T no: 4110
GWR 2-8-0T no: 4277 ‘Hercules’
GWR 2-6-2T no: 4555 ‘Warrior’
GWR 2-8-0T no: 5239 ‘Goliath’
GWR 4-6-0 no: 7827 ‘Lydham Manor’
BR 4 4-6-0 no: 75014 ‘Braveheart’
GWR 0-6-0T no: 6412

Diesel Trains

Class 03 no: D2192 ‘Titan’
Class 03 no: 03371
Class 08 no: D3014 ‘Samson’
Class 37 no: D6975 (37272)