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Plym Valley Railway

Tavistock Junction Freight Yard Coypool Road | Coypool Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4NW, England
+44 7580 689380
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Not the most swish heritage railway, but....

The entrance, car parking, works yard etc can all be a bit off putting if you are used to the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Famrave
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Nice little scenic railway journey

Went here with little expectation. What I found was a very friendly bunch of older volunteers who... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
pooldave180
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The Plym Valley Railway has re-built a one and a half mile section of the ex-Great Western branch line from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge. The line used to run from Tavistock Junction, just outside of Plymouth, to Launceston. It is a heritage railway centre where we are preserving steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons, and other historic railway artifacts to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone age.We operate passenger trains on selected days over a section of the line from our station at Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge Platform.New and enthusiastic volunteers are needed in all departments, including Motive Power, Permanent Way, Carriage and Wagon, Building and Works, fund raising and retail outlets.
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Tavistock Junction Freight Yard Coypool Road | Coypool Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4NW, England
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The entrance, car parking, works yard etc can all be a bit off putting if you are used to the somewhat sterile atmosphere at other heritage railways - but if you get over this, you will find a really friendly group of volunteers and a...More

Thank Famrave
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with little expectation. What I found was a very friendly bunch of older volunteers who have them selves a very nice scenic railway. They could do with more volunteers and money but this seems to be the story for all smaller preserved railways....More

Thank pooldave180
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a worth a visit if only to help the volunteers, accomplice the re- building of a lovely steam railway. The people who volunteer were so helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them, they must really enjoy what they do....More

Thank staustellpatlor
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

A really friendly little railway that needs the support of the local community and local government. It has much potential. Given the financial backing of of business and goverment it would flourish. Thanks Malcolm for the tour despite it not being an operating day.

Thank ian h
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Walking through wonderful woods when we come across the steam Santa train. Full of happy children and exhausted parents.everyone was enjoying themselves even the staff. The sound of the steam train was very atmospheric. A great walk or ride on a Sunday.

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a marvellous place to visit, it is run by enthusiasts and volunteers. We went with two of our young grandchildren, they had a great time and even travelled on the footplate, it's a lovely ride through a beautiful wooded and country setting, it...More

Thank Lestriponline
Reviewed 12 April 2017

wow what a lovely little museum trains of all ages ,my grandson was over joyed we have been a couple of times but they do halloween and christmas events so its a good and nostalgic place especial for the little budding train buff

Thank louloubelle_12
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I think this is a great local service it doesn't pretend to be some corporate and franchise steam railway but a small patch of line that is being extended run by enthusiasts and volunteers. It's a good little service that our sons have enjoyed and...More

Thank DJRDevon
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Although the Railway was closed when I visited when I was walking the disused railway line. I asked if I could have a look about and the very cheerful bunch working on a diesel train said yes and let me have a wonder about and...More

Thank MEADVALE
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our three nieces/nephews and our friend's one year old girl on this trip on Saturday 17th December. Although the whole outfit is organised and run by volunteers, we were surprised by the whole event. While the ride was somewhat short,...More

Thank Daniel D
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Antony S
28 August 2016|
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Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are x
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254izzyb
1 July 2015|
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Response from rdelamare |
Hi, Yes we do, the access to to platform is via slopes, and a ramp is available to board the train. More information is available on our website. Please feel free to ask for assistance on site. We hope you enjoy your visit!
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DougalM_12
15 May 2015|
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Response from AB2047 | Reviewed this property |
The Plym Valley Railway is busy developing the Marsh Mills station complex/visitor centre and currently has no plans to extend beyond Plym Bridge Platform as the former track bed is owned by The National Trust and is used... More
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