Throughout Devon and Cornwall there are many great train journeys along the coast and through the beautiful countryside on steam trains, diesel engines or narrow gauged tracks. Based in the heart of South West England our inclusive trips and vacations for groups both large and small are full of one-of-a-kind experiences & must-see sites to ensure you get the most out of your vacation. For more information or a no obligation quote please contact us
Bodmin and Wenford Railway is Cornwall’s only full-size railway operated by steam locomotives and is an excellent way to explore the countryside around Bodmin. Departing from a 1950s style platform at Bodmin the 13-mile round trip is an enjoyable journey through the Cornish landscape.
Launceston Steam Railway is an enchanting narrow-gauge railway with Victorian steam locmotives which run for 3 miles from Launceston to Newmills. At Launceston Station you can wander around the engineering workshops and museum.
St Erth to St Ives is a picturesque branch line which runs for 4.25 miles along the Hayle Estuary and the coast to St Ives and then arrives just a few steps away from the beautiful Porthminster Beach. A train ride along this St Ives Bay Line is the best way to reach St Ives on a busy summers’ day.
Looe Valley Line runs for about 8 miles through the wooded Looe valley from Liskeard to the fishing port of Looe. There are wonderful views all along the route. Especially the views of the estuary where the river meets the sea. It is a great trip for birdwatchers with so many different species making their home along the riverbanks and wading in the shallow waters.
South Devon Railway which dates from 1872 runs for 7 miles along the stunning River Dart between Totnes and Buckfastleigh. There are steam locomotives and heritage diesel locomotives, it is a great place to visit for any group interested in railways on a tour of the South West of England.
Dartmouth Steam Railway is a heritage railway which runs for 7 miles from Paignton to Kingswear along the beautiful coast of South Devon. The train journey can also be combined with a boat trip back along the River Dart, making it a great way to explore the area.
Tamar Valley Line leaves from Plymouth and travels along the River Tamar with beautiful views of the valley, from the 120ft high Calstock Viaduct there are great views of the River Tamar. A trip on the Tamar Valley Line is a great way to explore the pretty villages and pubs on the Devon and Cornwall border.
The Dartmoor Line runs between Exeter and Okehampton and is a great way to explore the beautiful Devon countryside, the railway station at Meldon is the highest in southern England and you can walk across the Meldon Viaduct to enjoy the impressive views of Dartmoor.
The Tarka Line is a 39- mile journey through Devon’s rural heartland from Exeter to Barnstaple. It is one of Britain’s most scenic railway journeys and takes its name from Henry Williamson’s book ‘Tarka the Otter’.