The Membership of the South Devon Railway Association
is the life blood of the South Devon Railway.
Most of the staff operating the railway are volunteers and members' subscriptions are put to good use on all sorts of projects. Members are in a unique position to spread the word about the South Devon Railway by talking about us to friends and colleagues, and by distributing and displaying publicity material all over the country, an well as abroad
A high quality magazine , "BULLIVER" featuring comprehensive news of developments on the Railway, interesting articles, letters and first class photographs is posted to you quarterly.
Attractive privilege fares (FREE. travel for regular Volunteers) available on almost all South Devon Railway trains.
The opportunity to work on the Railway in a variety of fascinating and rewarding jobs, from Ticket Inspector to Signalman, from Platelayer to Carriage Restorer, from Station Maintenance to Signal & Telegraph Lineman, from Guard to Fireman or eventually, Engine Driver.
Film and slide shows and talks on Railway subjects are held regularly in Devon, London, Birmingham and the South Coast
Whether you support us just with your subscription, come along to meetings, work on the Railway or even assist in administration, you will be made MOST WELCOME.
The South Devon Railway is unique in being Twinned with the . a French steam railway at Saint-Quentin between Calais and Paris.
The principle Aim and Object of the South Devon Railway Association is :
"To provide assistance - financial or otherwise - to the South Devon Railway Trust for the operation, promotion and restoration of the railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes in the County of Devon. The Association will endeavour at all times to create standards that, where possible, reflect the best traditions of the Great Western Railway or British Railways (Western Region)."
In furtherance of this, the South Devon Railway Association has, over the years, acquired several items of Great Western Railway and other rolling stock for use on the South Devon Railway. Its fleet includes:
Details of all other sales items and exclusive South Devon Railway offers are periodically advertised in the South Devon Railway Association magazine "BULLIVER"
Why not join us - membership application form