With only nine days to go here is an update of everything that has gone on since we went live with bookings.
On the day ticket sales – we have taken the decision that on the day we will have tickets available to purchased by CASH ONLY. To purchase these speak to stewards in orange Hi-Viz on the drive way on the day. (Not the booking office.)
Timings and routes have been confirmed as follows
Arrive 1030 – 1040 (Meet on the driveway of the PDSR, Speak to stewards on drive in orange hi vis vests)
Depart Paignton Queens Park at 1050 Rare track covered by the tour will be as originally advertised, Covering Kingswear Bay, Hoo Down, Loop, Torbay Express Siding, Churston Long Siding & Turntable. For Happy Valley we have now had confirmed alongside Cliff Park Siding we will be covering Road 1 & 3 in the yard. We have an estimated arrival back into Paignton Queens Park at 16:50
Lunch is as planned at Churston.
Traction will be in the form of Class 37 (6975 / 37275) & Class 03 (D2192), we are hoping more will join us throughout the day depending on operational circumstances on the day. This would potentially but not guaranteed be Class 08 (D3014) & Class 03 (03371). These will be announced on board the train on the day when they are attached and ready on the train!
A group of us have decided to raise money for the charity, Samaritans.
The Samaritans provide invaluable support within all industries but recently in the railway industry we have had an increase in fatalities across the network. We have decided to come together with local businesses to raise much needed money for a charity who help families cope with the devastating effects of everyone involved in suicide. The Samaritans also provide invaluable suicide prevention training to workers across the railway industry.
We are running a track and traction railtour in conjunction with The Paignton and Dartmouth Railway covering non passenger lines, across the railway, utilising the railways diesel traction. Full timings will be confirmed nearer the time but the departure time is confirmed as 1050 in the morning, with arrival meet and greet at 1030. We estimate we will be arriving back at Paignton Queens Park Station at 1730, the latest.
There will be a trolley of light refreshments on the train which will be chargeable. The trolley will be operated by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at The Weary Ploughman during an hour's lunch break.
We are running a raffle on board the train which will be cash only, currently prizes have been donated by TOC's and major retailers the money raised from this raffle will be donated to Mind Charity
Tickets are only available online.
Passengers with reduced mobility, before booking, please contact us to ensure we are able to accommodate you on the tour.
All booking subject to Dartmouth Steam Railway Passenger Charter for more details Click Here
Due to all funds raised going to charity, no refunds are available.