The Dartmoor Railway Association


Supporting the Dartmoor Line



After nearly 50 years, daily regular passenger trains to Okehampton recommenced with the 0632 from Exeter on November 20th 2021, seen here arriving at Okehampton at 0710. brPhotographer networkrailwest

After nearly 50 years, daily regular passenger trains to Okehampton recommenced with the 0632 from Exeter on November 20th 2021, seen here arriving at Okehampton at 0710.
Photographer: @networkrailwest




Please note that, following damage caused by Storm Henk, the Okehampton station footbridge is closed until further notice. Also, roof and fence repairs are required before platforms 1 and 2 can be opened - this shouldn't take long, but in the meantime we regret that the museum rooms are inaccessible.




Welcome to the award-winning website of the DRA. We are an all-volunteer organisation dedicated to supporting the former London & South Western Railway/Southern Railway route between Meldon Viaduct and the site of the former Coleford Junction, centred on Okehampton Station.


Nearly 50 years since closure, regular Okehampton - Exeter services recommenced on November 20th 2021, operated by GWR and marketed as The Dartmoor Line. The new service has a dedicated website, dartmoorline.com


As yet the future of the Okehampton to Meldon section is unclear.





The nameplate from Bulleid West Country Pacific locomotive 21C11334013 'Okehampton', built at Brighton in 1945, and withdrawn in July 1967. Sadly it didn't survive into preservation.brPhotographer Alan Clark

The nameplate from Bulleid West Country Pacific locomotive 21C113/34013 'Okehampton', built at Brighton in 1945, and withdrawn in July 1967. Sadly it didn't survive into preservation.
Photographer: Alan Clark






Our website isn't very smart or cool, but we try hard to keep it up to date, informative and free of errors, without taking ourselves too seriously. Constructive criticism is always welcome. Please send comments, suggestions, complaints and, above all, praise, to info@dartmoor-railway-association.org .

We suggest that regular visitors start at the Website Updates page, to see what's new since the previous visit.

We are also on Facebook, and Twitter.

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