Totnes (Riverside) (for Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes town and Totnes main line station)

Our award winning station at Totnes, Totnes (Riverside), has been built up over the last 25 years or so from buildings rescued from all over the West Country. For instance, the station building is from Toller Porcorum on the former GWR Bridport branch in Dorset, the canopy is from Axbridge station in Somerset and the signal box was at Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. The corrugated iron hut came from Bovey Tracey on the GWR Moretonhampstead branch in Devon and the small lamp hut came from about 20 yards away next to the site of the original Ashburton Junction signal box by the junction of our line and the main line.

Adjacent to the station is the award winning Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (joint tickets available), which is definitely well worth a visit. Here you can see rare breeds of sheep and goats, owls, poultry, ducks, doves and domesticated animals too. The farm also has a coffee shop overlooking the station where you buy meals, snacks, teas and coffee.

Totnes is one of Devon’s most visited towns with a great choice of places to visit, interesting shops and historic buildings including the Guild Hall and Totnes Castle.

Our station at Totnes is linked to the Network Rail main line station and the town by a network of footpaths. It is less than 500 yards from the main line station and a walk of about 20 minutes from the town. There are a number of public car parks in Totnes.


Winner: Heritage Railway Association and Heritage Railway magazine 'Interpretation' Award 2016


What's in a name? We've renamed our station at Totnes from Totnes Littlehempston to Totnes (Riverside) from the start of the 2017 season. Totnes (Riverside) is the name the station was given when the line reopened in 1969. Although it stands proudly in the parish of Littlehempston, there's no direct access from the station to the village (which is well worth a visit, by the way), so reverting to the original name makes it clearer for our visitors.  




Awaiting departure


The station building was originally at Toller in Dorset, pictured in the 1970s after our purchase and before dismantling started.