Newton Abbot is a promote town and civil parish on the River Teign in the Teignbridge District of Devon, England, with a population of 25,556. It grew brusquely in the Victorian time as the house of the South Devon Railway locomotive works. This highly developed became a major steam engine shed, retained to further British Railways diesel locomotives until 1981. It now houses the Brunel industrial estate. The town has a race course nearby, the most westerly in England, and a country park, Decoy. It is twinned like Besigheim in Germany and Ay in France.