Totnes Riverside Station - Home Page

Welcome to the Home Page of this website dedicated to Totnes Riverside (Littlehempston) (and reverted to Riverside for 2017) Railway Station on part of the original GWR branch line from Totnes to Ashburton, and its supporters group on the South Devon Railway Association.

This site came into being on 13th July 2011 and we can now be reached by using the following link:  

For all the LATEST NEWS use this link here or look for the 'Latest news' heading in the menu on the left of your screen. 


The line is operated by the South Devon Railway Trust which has its' headquarters at Buckfastleigh. The South Devon Railway Association is a body with around 3500 members, of which almost 500 are active in some capacity with the running and maintenance requirements of running what is essentially a major tourist attraction in Devon. The train services are operated in the main by ex-GWR steam locomotives, over the 6.75 mile line which runs generally North alongside the River Dart.

The picture below shows many of the Station Group proudly displaying the GNER Volunteers Award 2006 in the National Railway Heritage Awards. The Award was presented in London by Chris Green, Chairman of the Railway Forum.

The Class 47 Diesel 47814 sat in the Platform No. 2 and was named "Totnes Castle" by the Duke of Somerset as part of the SDR125 Celebrations on the 3rd. May 1997. 
2017 - It is now 10 years plus since we installed the Water Tank and associated Pipe Work; the fire brigade held an exercise involving the Signal Box and the DMU; and the foundations for the Pilning Box were started. 
A full and extensive history of the Toller Station can be viewed by searching:- disused-stations,
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We recently added a new note about an archive film worth looking at, near the top of this page.
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