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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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Santa train

Walking through wonderful woods when we come across the steam Santa train. Full of happy children... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison R
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Brilliant visit

This is a marvellous place to visit, it is run by enthusiasts and volunteers. We went with two of... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Lestriponline
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united kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Tavistock Junction Freight Yard Coypool Road | Coypool Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4NW, England
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+44 7580 689380

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice experience very short ride but clout full and you can stop off at Plymbridge before returning

Thank eddie4085
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

So we have been here several times with our two year old son. He simply loves it. Considering it is run by volunteers I feel they don't get the credit they deserve. Always polite, friendly and make the experience excellent for my so. I've been...More

Thank Steveocole
Reviewed 11 September 2016

we took our grandchildren to this place yesterday, sun 11 sept, it was advertised on their own leaflet as having a steam train running, and it costs £4 return for adults, and £2 for children. when we arrived it was a diesel engine not steam,...More

2  Thank allan m
Daniel P, Public Relations Manager at Plym Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi Allan, Firstly thank you for your review and feedback. I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with us. Unfortunately our leaflets were produced in November 2015 and at that stage we believed it would be steam, however, several delays in the voluntary restoration...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I have just been here with my parents niece and nephew it was advertised as £4 a return which we was refused and told we had to pay £6 for the day (who would go on this all day) the trip was a whole 10...More

1  Thank Aaron M
Daniel P, Public Relations Manager at Plym Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi Aaron, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with us and I can only apologise for this. The fares were raised due to the extra attractions ie band, beer festival, miniature railway. The event itself was advertised as...More

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Antony S
Are dogs allowed on the trains?
28 August 2016|
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Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are x
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254izzyb
Do you have disabled access?
30 June 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
Are there plans to extend the track? Would it be possible if the resources were available? I note from moorland walks that the bridges seem to be in place at least as far as Clearbrook.
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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