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PS Kingswear Castle returns to Totnes


This post has been migrated from the Branch blog that was in use between 2008 and 2013. Consequently, there may be minor visual irregularities in how this post is displayed.


On Thursday 7th Febuary Kingswear Castle steamed up the River Dart from Dartmouth to Totnes on a trial run. This was her first call at Totnes since 1965. Since her last visit Steamer Quay has been widened so there is now a reduced turning space to allow KC to cant before heading back down river to Dartmouth.

Kingswear Castle sailing up the River Dart
Kingswear Castle alongside Steamer Quay at Totnes
 Kingswear Castle will be going up on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company’s own slip on Tuesday 12th February. She will enter passenger service on Friday 29th March (Good Friday) with a special “Homecoming Charity Cruise” where all proceeds will be donated to the PSPS. Tickets are still available at www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/ or by calling 01803 555 872
See also details below of the Wessex Branch coach tour on 16th June to sail on Kingswear Castles first public sailing from Totnes.
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