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Helston Railway, Helston

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  • This railway is run by a totally dedicated bunch of train enthusiasts. They are so proud of their project and this enthusiasm is infectious. Everyone we met was so welcoming and helpful. The ride thro...  more »
  • Chilli start but had a good hot cup of tea in the buffet car very pleasant and clean well worth a visit the volunteers do a great job  more »
  • A very interesting railway very friendly staff and loads of parking. It is only a short line at the moment but a very enjoyable trip in a guards van. Worth a visit especially with young children  more »
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  • Great history, great work of the team to get it rebuilt, look forward to seeing the steam engine later this year! Little boy loved it and still talks about it!
  • An historic place who have amazing themed days just recently it was 1940s period with people dressed in the period clothes with ww2
  • Have spent many happy hours at helston station my grandfather was in charge of the goods depot .I am Helston born and bred now living in Wales.You can take this girl out of Helston but you will never take Helston of this girl .My mum and dad are at rest in Cornwall now and that's where I'll be put to rest where I belong I hope someone reads this and will know how I miss my home X X.
  • Brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyable place to visit mainly due to the friendly, helpful and informative volunteers there. At present there is a mile of track available to run on, passing through Trevarno station which was the original main entrance, now a request stop, up to the end of the track going towards Helston. The round trip takes about 20 minutes, riding in the brake car which has viewing platforms both ends. At the current temporary station there are three carriages; two buffet cars and the shop where you can pay for the train ride and also souvenirs, models and toys. The cafe in the first carriage does a good range of drinks and hot and cold food. The bacon roll comes highly recommended. Dogs are welcome, but please note the temporary platform has a mesh grid which may make it awkward for them to walk on. Likewise people with walking sticks or crutches. Currently only one unisex portable toilet is available. Plans are underway to extend the line both ways and steam has arrived in the shape of 0-4-0 William Murdoch. Definitely one to keep coming back to.
  • A great little railway in kernow love it

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