The DDS prides itself on being a friendly group and encourages members to take part in the varied events that take place throughout the year. Not least of which is the opportunity for members to get involved with the practical side of maintaining D2246, D6737 and D402. If anyone would like to get involved please contact Jon Morton, the Volunteer Liaison Officer, who will be delighted to hear from you. His contact details appear in the “Devonian” or alternatively, use the link in the Website under DDS Volunteering.

Members will receive the “Devonian”, the Society’s journal which is issued quarterly, it’s full of information and includes top quality photos of the DDS’ fleet and other activities on the South Devon Railway (SDR).

As a member, you are entitled to unlimited half-price travel between Buckfastleigh and Totnes on the South Devon Railway (SDR) on presentation of a valid membership card. However, the SDR restricts the right for reduced fare travel during Santa Specials and other special events.

Similarly, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Co. have also given travel concessions to members of the Society. As a member, you are entitled to a concessionary rate of 50% on presentation of a valid membership card. You should note however, that travel concessions will not be available during special events and other peak periods (Mon – Fri in Peak Season and Bank Holidays).

Membership forms are available to download here or alternatively for more information the Membership Secretary can be contacted using