Something for everyone on the Helston Railway – a delightful ride through the Cornish countryside on a re-constructed GWR branch line as it was in the 1950’s featuring a vintage steam engine and period carriages.
England's most Southerly and Award Winning Heritage Railway!
Each ticket - ride as much as you like on the day of purchase.
- COMING SOON! Look out for our new steam engine Eustace Forth, an 040 saddle tank loco built in 1942 by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorne Ltd. One of the finest examples of this little work-horse still operating in England. Our footplate crew will delight in showing you how it all works.
See a railway being re-created as it used to be in times past!
View our ongoing work to extend our line as we move towards Helston and prepare to build a new station at Prospidnick.
Talk to our volunteers about their work and efforts to make it happen.
Alight at our Award Winning re-creation of Truthall Halt.
Helston Railway is a reconstruction of the original GWR branch line that serviced Helston and the Lizard Peninsula for over 100 years, through to when it closed in the 1960s. It has been rebuilt from nothing with the hard work and dedication of our volunteers . The line served local travellers, tourists and businesses including manufacturing, farming, fishing, mining and the RNAS Culdrose airbase.
SPECIAL EVENTS - Look out for WW2 Re-enactment days, Vintage Car Days and all sorts of special occasions.
SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS - Contact us for special trips and rates that can be arranged for you.
SUPPORT US - Want to help us grow? Ask about how you can support us financially. We have a Development Fund where you can contribute monthly to suit your budget. You can even sponsor a specific project or item. Ask our staff for details.
MEMBERSHIP - you are welcome to join us as a member which also gives you the opportunity to join our working parties.
LOCAL? - Think about volunteering . We work on set days during the week and some weekend days. You don't need railway experience and our work covers a broad range of areas.
- 2010 Heritage Railway of the Year
- 2019 National Railway Heritage Awards Commendation
- 2019 Heritage Railway Association Small Groups Award
- 2019 Cornwall Building Group Annual Award
FIND US - We are based at Prospidnick where all rides start and where there is a shop and refreshments are served in an historic diesel railcar. Enjoy a lunch and buy souvenirs of your visit. Just put TR13 0RY into your satnav and then follow the road signs when you get close.
Helston Railway expanding into the future with the Creations of the past.
Due to Covid-19 the 2020 season will commence later this year on a date yet to be decided. As a result the planned timetable is suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience to you. Please keep safe and we look forward to seeing you again.