The Dartmoor Railway Supporters' Association

Welcome to the website of the DRSA. We are an all volunteer organisation dedicated to supporting the Dartmoor Railway.

We enjoin our members to comply with the government's advice during the coronavirus crisis, and to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

Dartmoor Railway CIC entered administration on February 7th. No trains are running, and the stations are closed to the public. As soon as we have news we will announce it here.

Poignant image of the temporary stop board and sleeper guarding the entry to the Dartmoor Railway.
Photographer: Graham Bowden

Letter published in the Railway Magazine for December 2008:
"I am glad to be able to tell readers that life is returning to Okehampton station. A mini-buffet operated by volunteers has been doing a 'roaring trade' over the last few weeks in connection with the Sunday Rover trains from Exeter, the platform posters are reinstated, and once more there is a sense of bustle about the place. Dartmoor Railway has a new owner and the Friends of Dartmoor railway are recruiting again!" It was signed by David Clegg, who we're pleased to say is still serving the DRSA committee 12 years later. Let's hope Dave's optimism is justified second time round.

How it was on the last day of the 2019 heritage season, and how we hope it might be again. D4167 in Okehampton platform 2 with the heritage rake.
Photographer: Paul Martin
Date taken: 29/09/2019

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 .

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.

Our EasyFundRaising account enables you to donate to DRSA at no cost to yourself everytime you shop online. Please consider using it.

Our Downloadable Resources page contains a number of useful documents.