“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

South Devon Railway Golden Anniversary

Our Golden anniversary steam gala to celebrate this milestone — as the oldest heritage railway in the South West and one of the oldest in the whole country — will run from Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 April 2019 inclusive.
There will be many activities and events going on throughout the nine days, and it promises to be one of the best the SDR has ever put on! There will be a number of visiting steam engines and a busy and varied timetable to suit all interests and tastes.
Throughout the event there will be an exhibition at Buckfastleigh with, displays showcasing fifty years of steam trains in the Dart Valley, a souvenir stand, a Real Ale Bar and, on certain days, free children’s activities.
Different themed days will provide opportunities to celebrate our railway, observe some of the locomotives seen over the last half century, and experience living history first hand.  READ MORE