JOURNEYING along the South Devon coast, a three-carriage train and all aboard, raised thousands of pounds for charity last weekend.

The train passengers each paid £30, which went towards the Stroke Association. There were also raffles and entertainment throughout the day, which added to the total raised.

Chloe White, from the Four Stroke Explorer team said: “We are really pleased to announce that we have raised £5,002.74 from our wonderful rail tour on Saturday 14th October in aid of Stroke Association.

“Our rail tour travelled on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, over rare lines which aren’t used by passenger services. The train, crew and ground staff were provided to us at no cost by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company.”

The rail tour was announced on August 1st, with an allocation of 130 tickets, and within 10 days all 130 tickets had sold out.

Chloe explained that the team were joined by friends and family who volunteered to help make the train run smoothly.

They were also joined by a representative from the Stroke Association and by Tim Dunn, Railway Historian and TV presenter, who filmed many hours of footage of the day which will be published in the coming weeks.