Devon Steam Railways

  • Thomas Newcomen Engine

    Thomas Newcomen Engine


    Thomas Newcomen (1664-1729) designed and installed the first practical and successful steam engine, used initially for pumping water out of coal mines.

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  • South Devon Railway

    South Devon Railway


    The South Devon Railway is one of Devon's and the West Country's best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.

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  • Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum

    Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum

    Newton Abbot

    The museum covers a range of aspects of local history, including World War One exhibits and films, the John Lethbridge display telling the story of an 18th century salvage diver, the 16th century Sandford Orleigh carvings , accounts of the lives of Notable Newtonians and the ever-popular Great Western Railway room.

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  • Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

    Lynton and Barnstaple Railway


    Opening in 1898, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon was considered one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow-gauge railways.

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  • Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

    Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life


    Explore the museum's large, outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon.

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