Situated at the terminus of the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Kingswear station. The station has the slipway to the Dartmouth Lower Ferry and a pontoon to the previously mentioned Dartmouth Passenger Ferry.
Another view of Dartmouth Estuary.
This is a Great Western Railway 7800 Manor Class No 7827 Lydham Manor, a preserved British Steam locomotive currently owned and based on the Dartmouth Steam Railway. This was built in 1950 and its first shed allocation was at Chester. In 1959 it was moved to Oswestry. It was withdrawn in 1965 and acquired by the Dart Valley Railway in June 1970 being restored in 1973. Woo woo!
Formerly the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway this is a 6.7 mile heritage railway which runs on the former GWR branch line from Paignton to Kingswear on the River Dart Estuary. Much of its business is summer tourists who travel to Kingswear and take the Dartmouth Passenger Ferry to Dartmouth. We had already seen Dartmouth so we got off the ferry and straight back on again which bemused one of their staff! Only there for the steam railway of course! The line is owned and operated by Dart Valley plc which also owns the Dart Pleasure Craft which operates the Dartmouth Passenger Ferry as well as river and coastal cruises.
This pier on the English Riviera opened to the public in June 1879 and it is 780 feet in length. It comprises an entrance building at the shoreward end along with what looks to be several individual pavilion buildings connected along the neck. These in fact form one single amusement arcade through their entire length. At the pier-head is an open amusement area containing karts, slides and carousel.
The ferry which runs all day from the south side of the estuary, Shaldon, to Teignmouth. Very handy and saves quite a walk!
Dartmouth Harbour and in the background the Dartmouth Steam Railway formerly known as the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. It is en route from Kingswear back to Paignton and we had yet to experience this treat! Woo woo!
Another view of the Teign Estuary from one of our favourite eateries, The Clipper!
Self-explanatory, the pub opposite the Higher Ferry!
This is also known as the Dartmouth-Kingswear Floating Bridge is a vehicular cable-ferry which crosses the River Dart. It is one of three ferries which cross the tidal river Dart the others being the Lower Ferry and Passenger Ferry. Unlike the Lower Ferry which operates from slips in the centres of Dartmouth and Kingswear, the Higher Ferry crosses to the north to allow the A379 road between Kingsbridge and Torbay to bypass the narrow streets in the centre of Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The eastern ferry slip of the Higher Ferry is immediately adjacent to the Britannia crossing, a level crossing across the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. More of that to come of course. I love me steam!!! Love me sunsets too!!!