Helston Railway

William Murdoch, Helston Railway, Cornwall
William Murdoch in steam, Cornwall
Ruston Hornsby Diesel Shutter, Helston Railway, Cornwall
DMU, Helston Railway, Cornwall
Trevarno Station
Helston Railway Entrance, Cornwall
Busy Day on the Line, Helston Railway, Cornwall
GWR Bench, Trevarno Station
Prospidnick Platform
Helston Railway, Cornwall
Ruston & Brake Van, Helston Railway, Cornwall
Shop, Helston Railway, Cornwall
Gwinear Road Station, 1955
Trevarno Farm
TR13 0RY
Dog Friendly
A great day out in the Cornish countryside with rides on a vintage train re-creating the atmosphere of the great rail journeys during the last days of steam.

Look out for William Murdoch – a steam engine built in 1949 by Peckett and Sons of Bristol – one of the finest examples of this little work-horse still operating in England.

Also our diesel shunters built by Ruston and Hornsby in Lincoln – also of the same era.  At the Railway, these engines are in day to day use and are supplemented by steam on selected dates.

Helston Railway is based at Prospidnick where all rides start and where there is a shop and refreshments car.

For directions – put TR13 0RY into your sat-nav and then follow the road signs when you get close.

Trains run from March through to October with specials being run for Christmas, Easter and Halloween.

Also look out for WW2 Re-enactment days, Vintage Car Days and all sorts of special occasions.

If you are a school or community group - contact us for special trips that can be arranged for you.

And you are welcome to join us as a member which also gives you the opportunity to volunteer.

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.  The line serviced local travellers, tourists and businesses including manufacturing, mining and the Culdrose airbase.


We re-open for the running season starting on Thursday 16th March - every Thursday and Sunday - rides down the line start at 10.30.

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