Departing From

  • York,
  • Leeds,
  • Sheffield,
  • Chesterfield,
  • Derby

Paignton, at the heart of the English Riviera,  is the destination for InterCity charter, for a circa three hour afternoon break.  Travel in First Class comfort in our InterCity carriages, hauled by our Class 45 ‘Peak’ locomotive 45118 The Royal Artilleryman, subject to availability.  The palm trees that are dotted about the centre of the town give the impression that you’re on a continental holiday and you can imagine yourself being almost anywhere in the world!  Just a short walk from the station is the welcoming sight of a beautiful beach, a promenade, a traditional pier and brightly coloured beach huts.  In the event that 45118 is unavailable, the train will be worked by a pair of our Class 37 heritage locomotives.

Our journey will follow the traditional route of cross-country ‘holidaymaker’ trains, as we make our way from York with pick ups at local stations until our final call at Derby.  Then, we pass the outskirts of Birmingham and head towards Cheltenham Spa, Bristol and on to Exeter.  As we follow the Devon coast, we will pass through Dawlish, famous for the sea wall and the black swans!  Enjoy breathtaking views of the Exe Estuary before we pass through a series of tunnels carved in the red rock on the approach to Teignmouth.  After Newton Abbot, we take the eight mile Riviera Line to reach our destination.

Take a trip on the wonderful six and three quarter mile long Dartmouth Steam Railway from the adjacent Paignton Queens Park station.  The steam hauled trains follow the Dart estuary to Kingswear, passing through delightful Goodrington Sands and Churston.  On arrival at Kingswear, take the passenger ferry for the five minute journey to Dartmouth, where there is a wide variety of wonderful pubs and restaurants to choose from!  Relax and enjoy the sights of this busy harbour, as river cruises make their way along the estuary to Totnes.

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York 06.30 22.30
Leeds 07.00 22.00
Sheffield 07.45 21.15
Chesterfield 08.00 21.00
Derby 08.30 20.30

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Classes of Travel

First Class - £129

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £30 per person.

Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or tables of 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. A buffet bar is available for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, light refreshments, and alcoholic drinks.