South Devon Railway Trust

South Devon Railway Trust

Charity information

South Devon Railway Trust

We are a 7 mile long Heritage Steam Railway and Museum which includes local industrial history. We provide a transport experience, voluntary opportunities and education & learning to all age groups

Founded 1974

  • Mission statement

    To advance public education in the history and development of railway transportation systems in particular by the preservation, operation, and exhibiting of railway vehicles, systems and equipment and to foster and support heritage railway preservation.

    In pursuit of this object, the principal activity of the Trust is operating a heritage railway line and museum that provides passengers with the opportunity to experience and learn about rail travel as it was prior to 1966.

  • Aims

    South Devon Railway Trust aims to:

    • Conserve and display rolling stock and artifacts related to rail travel and local history by providing a museum with full accessibility and interpretation.
    • Operate safely in accordance with applicable legislation the Buckfastleigh to Totnes branch line following the custom and practice of the GWR or BR (W) as far as possible.
    • Provide students with educational facilities to learn about transport and local history.
    • Increase visitor numbers and provide them with the chance to experience and learn about rail travel as it would have been prior to 1966.
    • Acquire other exhibits representing railway and local history should these become available and be worthy of preservation due to their historic importance.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1974

    Registered Charity Number: 800299

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 24

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 430

    Phone number: 0843 357 1420

    Address: The Railway Station Buckfastleigh Devon TQ11 0DZ

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