THE DARTMOOR RAILWAY COMPANY
The parent company of the Dartmoor Railway is Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH). IPH was formed in March 2001 to acquire railroads and create rail-related businesses. It has since successfully acquired and operated six railways while working to increase their value to rail customers and the communities they serve through improvements in services, facilities and equipment. IPH formed Permian Basin Railways (PBR) to acquire the Texas New Mexico Railroad and the West Texas & Lubbock Railway in May 2002. In December 2005, PBR acquired the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad. Chicago Terminal Railroad opened in 2006, and Mount Hood was acquired in 2007. In 2008 IPH set its sights across the Atlantic and purchased the Dartmoor Railway CIC, Weardale Railways CIC and Rail Management services forming British American Railway Services group.
Together British American and IPH management is a diverse group with hundreds of years of collective international rail industry experience. With backgrounds in, short lines, Amtrak, railroad supply, intermodal, trucking companies, Trans loading, car repair, and much more in the US and Heritage and mainline passenger services, railway management and track maintenance in the UK as well as extensive locomotive provision and maintenance. They are uniquely capable of devising innovative and progressive solutions to rail industry and transportation issues and experts at creative and vital industry business development.
With a strong commitment to the railways and tradition which comes directly from the company president Edwin Ellis the company understands the need to see beyond boundaries and isn’t afraid to chase its goals. Extending beyond its overwhelming operational experience to develop amazing experiences such as, Pullman Rail Journeys and fantastic dining trains at Mount Hood Railway in Oregon in the US and hugely successful special events at the Dartmoor and Weardale Railways, seeing record visitor numbers. With a commitment to keeping the nostalgic experience of rail dining alive and aim of creating new and exciting train adventures to inspire the next generation join us and book for an unforgettable train ride today!