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“Bygone Era's”

Plym Valley Railway
Ranked #34 of 178 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Had a great day down at the Plym Valley, travelled on the steam trains taking in the views and the smell of the coal and steam, was able to look around the station and cafe, some great things on off in the station shop as well.

4  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

My wife and I (both ex British Rail employees) drove down the A38 for a trip today. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the past.The trip through the woodland was very nice and we found all the volunteers to be helpful. We will go again.

5  Thank JOHN W
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We live near the Plym Valley Railway and have watched it's progress for many years. We went on the train again on Sunday and it goes a bit further now - to Plymbridge Woods. We love just wandering around the station at Coypool as there is a lot to see and do. A second hand stall and shop, cafe - good cake and mugs of tea, old photos in another shed, a shop selling train stuff and the cleanest, best toilets I have seen for ages. There are baby changing facilities in there even including a potty and child's toilet seat. It is a shame that it can't go much further up the old line but I know they will go as far as they can. There is a viewing area at the back of the yard where you can see a lot of old stock and have a picnic and watch the train go by. All well worth a look. The only cost is the £4 each for the train ride. It is all run by volunteers who love to chat and are very friendly.

9  Thank Lynda G
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The amount achieved by the volunteers is impressive. They are almost victims of their own success. Because they have got so much together, visitors and enthusiasts expect there to be even more. It's good that they have now got the line working to Plymouth Bridge Halt and that there is so much to see in the yard and sheds. Most visitors don't realise how slim the resources are and what a vast task from lots of angles it would be to resurrect more of the line up onto the moor or even over towards kits original route. I like and appreciate what there is so far and dearly hope tat there will be more. Cold drinks in the shop ought not to be too difficult.

8  Thank Terry C
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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

First visit, day out for our grandson (into trains at the moment).
Nice views.
Not impressed with shop, too pushy and the cafe had no cold drinks.

5  Thank Eammon M
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