Friday, 10 April 2009

Choo, choo, choose your train

Torbay has a rich rail heritage although these days you would never guess. There are some pointers hidden away behind the scenes, if you look hard enough, such as the old station just off Torquay Road which is now an art studio.
But for those of you who crave a day on the rails, there are two very good attractions near to the cottage which will satisfy even the most diehard trainspotter.

Dart Valley Steam Railway
Travel Torbay's spectacular coast and the beautiful River Dart by steam train from Paignton to Kingswear, then on to Dartmouth by passenger ferry. Combine this with a circular river cruise on a boat train service, or cruise up-river to Totnes and take an open-top bus back to Paignton for a complete day out on the Round Robin service.

South Devon Railway
Travel an historic line between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. The line closed to all traffic in 1962 with the South Devon Railway Trust taking over the running of the line in 1991.

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