Don River Railway, Devonport

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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 Don Junction (adjacent to Coles Beach) and return using part of the former Melrose line that ran between Don Junction and Paloona. The Don River Railway is open from Saturday to Thursday, closing only for Christmas Day, Good Friday, and ANZAC Day. Thursday through to Sunday, 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 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.
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  • Possibly the most friendliest people in Tasmania that run this museum, they are very knowledgeable and are quite happy to share their stories and history of the rail and trains. The train ride is... 
    Possibly the most friendliest people in Tasmania that run this museum, they are very knowledgeable and are quite happy to share their stories and history of the rail and trains. The train ride is...  more »
  • As nice and friendly as the volunteers that run this place are, unless you a real train buff, child or simply just passing, i cant say i would recommend this attraction. We had driven 1 hour out of... 
    As nice and friendly as the volunteers that run this place are, unless you a real train buff, child or simply just passing, i cant say i would recommend this attraction. We had driven 1 hour out of...  more »
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  • Absolutely loved my visit. I adore Engines and trains . We travelled on the train which was wonderful and all the volunteers were so happy and helpful. The history and workmanship is truly amazing . The shed is something to behold ( everyone loves a good shed and this one is massive) There is a little shop to get a drink and crisps . Just a really special place with beautiful Engines and Rolling stock ♥️ thankyou for a wonderful day .
  • Love the cute historical site with all amazing types of trains and railway items on display. Can go up to the platform control or the workshop to explore all the fancy royal and first class carriages. The train ride was very calming and relaxing too, highly recommended!

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