Steam Trains at Dawlish Warren

Steam train on the sea wall

Steam Train Tours passing Dawlish Warren


This is one of the most Extraordinary and Scenic Railway Journeys in Europe. BBC Television hired helicopters to home-in on ‘The Torbay Express’ for its award-winning programme ‘Coast’, showing some wonderful aerial sequences of GWR ‘King’ No.6024 King Edward I ducking and diving around the red-sandstone inlets and coves, and bobbing between the tunnels along the sea wall near Teignmouth.

That really wasn’t a surprise, for the steam-hauled ‘Torbay Express’ and the old GWR ‘West of England Main Line’ together make one of the most enchanting railway journeys anywhere in the world.

Dawlish Warren is a great place to see Steam trains and take fantastic photographs!

English Riviera Express / Golden Hind

With trips to Plymouth and Kingswear this operator has something for every steam buff!

The Royal Duchy

These exciting steam train excursions are from Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton and Taunton to Devon & Cornwall. The Royal Duchy was a train of yesteryear, and the trains follow the same route to Cornwall, one of two royal duchies in England. The spectacular journey includes running beside the sea at Dawlish and a series of steep inclines known as the South Devon Banks.

Steam Train Dates 2022

  • May 28
  • June 11, 18
  • July 2, 9, 13, 16, 30, 31
  • August 6, 20, 21
  • September 3, 10, 11

Times are a little random! Usually between 10.45am and 11.45am "down" and 4.45 - 6.45pm "up" - you should check with the train operator if this is important to you.

IMPORTANT: You can usually get more information about these train tours at the websites listed above.  And remember all events / tours may be effected by Covid-19 restrictions!