The Don River Railway is a volunteer run vintage railway and museum in Don, a suburb of Devonport, Tasmania. It runs a passenger train ride from Don to Coles Beach and return using part of the former Don River Line that ran between Don Junction and Paloona. The service is usually run daily except Mondays/Tuesdays inclusive. The Don River Railway is open every day with the exception Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day. Wednesdays through to Saturdays, customers can expect to ride in a 1940s ex Tasmanian Government Railways rail car and trailer, DP22 and PT3. Whilst on Sundays a heritage carriage set is hauled by either a steam locomotive (M4 or Fowler) or a vintage diesel locomotive (V2, X4, Y6 and 866). Numerous other locomotives and rolling stock are in the process of being restored at the on-site workshop.For Don River Railway and beyond, use our Devonport trip planning website to get the most from your Devonport vacation.
Don River Railway Reviews
A fun day out and definitely a highlight for our little miss four. The volunteers who were working when we went were extremely helpful informative and just good guys. The interactive signals and... more »
Well worth a visit to this amazing place, so much to see with the exhibits but the best part is the Steam Engine working and an affordable price to go on the run. Great for children and adults alike.... more »
A lovely visit. Brought back memories of times when we used to travel in steam engine drawn trains. Has a short ride on the Don River Railway line up to Coles Beach. The museum has really old memorabilia. The workshop visit was well guided with old stories
Turntable, museum, signal box, workshops, complimentary tea or coffee and a train trip. Good value for money. Take a picnic, there's a nice area with tables, etc. nearby.
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