Plym Valley Railway

Marsh Mills - Plym Bridge



The safety of our visitors and volunteers at the Plym Valley Railway is our top priority. Due to the latest government advice advising against all non essential travel and the prohibition of non essential shops and gatherings of two or more people, the directors of the railway have taken the unprecedented decision to close the railway until further notice to the public and volunteers including all events and running days in May, June & July 

We will be posting regular updates regarding the reopening of the railway but we will not risk the safety of our visitors and staff.

Thank you for your understanding.




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The Railway

2020 Running Days

Check out our upcoming Running Days. We run Steam and Diesel Trains from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge every week.

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Drive a Train

Ever wanted to take the controls of a train? Have a budding friend/family member who’s an avid train fanatic? The Plym Valley Railway is the place to be!

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Become a Member

Are you interested in railways? Would you like to learn new skills? Do you have some spare time or need experience? The Plym Valley Railway needs you!

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The Plym Valley Railway was founded in 1980 with an aim of restoring part of the ex-Great Western branch line from Plymouth to Tavistock that was closed in 1962. The first milestone, Marsh Mills to World’s End, was complete in September 2001. The second milestone, Marsh Mills to Lee Moor Crossing was opened in May 2008 which allowed passengers to ride 3/4 mile of track along the Plym Valley.

On December 30th 2012 Plym Bridge Platform was opened to the public. This marked 50 years and a day since the line was closed, and also the completion of the laying of 1.5 miles of track. On selected days we run train services from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge.

Marsh Mills is a heritage railway centre where we are preserving steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons and other historic railway artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone age.

The railway is always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers in all departments, including motive power, permanent way, carriage and wagon, building and works, fundraising and retail outlets– for further details please ask the staff in the Buffet.


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Contact us

  • Coypool Road, Plymouth, UK
  • Marsh Mills Station Coypool Road Plympton Plymouth PL74NW

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