Ronny, Rhiannon and the Roanoke diesel during the South Devon

Railway's 40th anniversary gala April 2009. © E. G. Elsworth-Wilson






South Devon Miniature Railway 7 ¼ inch

The South Devon Miniature Railway is situated at Buckfastleigh Station on the preserved South Devon Railway. It originally opened in 1977, as a 10.25" gauge line, regauging to 7.25" in 1979. Then named the Riverside Miniature Railway, trains were pulled by ‘Yeo’ which was a 2-6-2 tank steam locomotive built by Milner Engineering. This closed in 1983 and Yeo moved to the Gorse Blossom Railway. The line reopened in 1992 and is a circular line that runs around the picnic area behind the standard gauge locomotive sheds. A new station next to the car park and tunnel have recently been constructed. Trains are pulled by a rebuilt Roanoke petrol locomotive.

Address: Buckfastleigh Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ
Telephone: 08453 451427
Operator: South Devon Miniature Railway
Line Length: 1000yd Circular
First opened: 1977
South Devon Miniature Railway Website




Opening Times: Weekends and Bank Holidays from the 5th of April until the 2nd of November. Also operating at all events held at the South Devon Railway

Fares: £1 Adults, 50p Children


SDMR Page was last updated on the 10th January 2014 with opening times updated

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