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Waverley started her 2024 season with a trip from Glasgow to Greenock, Kilcreggan, Dunoon and Tignabruaich on Friday 17th May. Here she is the following morning arriving at Greenock around

Two special trips have been organised during 2024 to raise funds for the Kingswear Castle Rebuild Appeal during KC’s Centenary Season. All proceeds of these sailings go directly to the

Waverley is scheduled to make her first trip from Ipswich for 20 years on Saturday 23rd September with a second trip now scheduled for Thursday 5th October. Sailing down the

There was a buzz of excitement at Shoreham Port on Wednesday 13th September as Waverley arrived for her inaugural cruise from the Port. Around 650 passengers joined the ship for

Waverley is scheduled to sail along the Dorset Coast viewing Anvil Point, St Albans Head, Chapman’s Pool, Worbarrow Bay and on towards Lulworth Cove leaving Swanage at 13.40 back 16.40

The Sandstone Heritage Trust has just published a second book on the world famous Sandstone Steam Railway and Heritage collection in South Africa. “The Sandstone Steam Railway… the story continues”.

Retired Weymouth Harbourmaster and former Port of London Authority Director Peter Mole and Dave Richardson, who has spent forty years involved with steam trains in South Africa, took a “Steam

Waverley met up with Shieldhall off Bournemouth on Sunday 3rd September and in the western approaches to the Solent the following day. The Southampton based steamship Shieldhall had been staying

KC set off for her fund raising evening cruise shortly after that first sailing down to the castles at the entrance to the river and then up to White Rock

Here are a few pics of KC running her harbour cruises connecting with the steam railway on Sunday 13th August.

KC left Dartmouth at 5pm on Monday 31st July for her first visit up river to Totnes for some years. There was a good crowd aboard of old friends and

KC returned to service on Tuesday 25th July, after completing the first part of her major rebuild, taking the 11am Harbour Cruise from Dartmouth. For information about trips on KC

Ship and boat preservation is usually a battle. The elements are hostile, design life short and officialdom reluctant to support. This latest book looks at the preservation story over 40

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency conducted running trials with KC and her crew last week for the revalidation of her passenger certificate. The crew were put through their paces with

With KC afloat once again following the first and major part of her rebuild naval architect Geoff Wilford, accompanied by MCA surveyor Simon Judge, conducted a Heel Test to check

Two fund raising trips aboard Kingswear Castle have been announced for this season. The first is scheduled for Monday 31st July leaving Dartmouth at 5pm for Totnes due back about

To listen to the talk by Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust chairman John Megoran about why KC’s rebuild was necessary and the progress so far click here:

Work is progressing with completion of Phase 1 of KC’s major rebuild with a view to her returning to service on the River Dart sometime in July. A big thank

The Dartmouth Steam Railway celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special trip for invited guests on Friday 19th May on the train from Paignton to Kingswear and then aboard one

The cover was removed from KC‘s funnel and steam was raised in preparation for steaming trials on the river on Wednesday 1st April to check the boiler and all the