Steam & Carols
A chartered trip with the enthusiasts of Dartmouth Steam Railway, in support of Rowcroft Hospice.
The trip begins at Paignton Station departing at 6.45pm. You are welcome to arrive from 5.15pm to be entertained by vocal group The SeaGalls, our local handbell ringers and with the sound of the Salvation Army Band.
The ticket prices reflect the cost of hiring the train and running the event. You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beer or wine if desired. Small folding chairs for the service are recommended and dogs are welcome.
The trip takes you via Churston Station at 7.10pm where Missin’ Tackle and One Accord will sing on Churston platform from 6.00pm before the train arrival. On Kingswear platform there will be a carol service led by Rev Blyde, including a solo ‘The Three Kings’ from Maldwyn Evens. We wish Roger Wickham from Missin’ Tackle all the very best in his recovery.
The Train Company have agreed to ‘meander along’ in order that we savour the journey and enjoy the wonderful views and Christmas lights across the river from Kingswear to Dartmouth.
We expect to arrive back at Paignton for 9.40pm. Car parks nearby.
If preferred you will also be able to join at Churston (same price) and disembark on the return journey. The Weary Ploughman (opposite) have kindly permitted use of their car park. Please note there is no entry or exit from Kingswear Station.