Half Price Weekend - 5th & 6th April 2014

We are kicking off the start of our main daily running season with a bargain Spring ‘half fare’ weekend this Saturday and Sunday (5th & 6th April) as part of ‘English Tourism Week’ to show that we're truly ‘Open for Business’ again.

Passengers will be able to cast off the recent cold and wet winter blues and step out to bask in a cut-price steam feast redolent of the Golden Age of Steam! 

There are no fewer than nine departures on both days from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, so you'll never have to wait too long for a train.

Countryside lovers will be able to see and enjoy some stunning spring scenery from the comfort of the trains as they meander their leisurely way down one of Devon’s most glorious valleys by the River Dart which is now carpeted with beautiful daffodils and primroses, and walkers can take advantage of some relaxing walks and see the flowers from stations too.

Fares on both days will be at half-price, so an adult round trip will cost just £6.20; a child return (ages 3-15) will be £3.60; Under threes and SDRA members go free.

The first train leaves from Buckfastleigh at 10.00am and from Totnes (Littlehempston) at 10.45am. Trains will leave both stations at about 45 minute intervals on both days.

Services will comprise a Great Western era train with chocolate and cream coaches and a set of 1950s style BR crimson and cream coaches with trains hauled by GWR Collet 0-6-0 No 3205 and London Transport liveried GWR 0-6-0PT No L.92 (5786).

Volunteer workers are always being sought to help with the running of the railway and the South Devon Railway Association is holding a start-of-season recruitment drive over the weekend too. So, if anyone is interested in getting their hands dirty and helping us to keep the railway’s wheels turning, then they can just turn up and talk to some of the volunteers already helping run the SDR who can happily explain all of the jobs on offer and what’s involved.