Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway - Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives
Trains operate from Bodmin General - the line’s main station where free car and coach parking is available - to Bodmin Parkway - where connections can be made directly with main line railway services - and Boscarne Junction on the popular Camel Trail.
The main station at Bodmin General is situated on the B3268 Lostwithiel Road, approximately half a mile from the centre of Bodmin, and well signposted from the A38/A30/A389 leading into the town – just follow the brown tourist signs with the steam engine logo. Alternatively, you can travel by main line train to Bodmin Parkway, where cross platform interchange with the trains is available. Bodmin is around 27 miles from Truro, 33 miles from Plymouth and 23 miles from Newquay and conveniently situated in the heart of Cornwall, accessible from both the north and south coasts.
Passenger train services operate between February and December, and run daily from early May to early October. There are normally between four and eight return trains each day between Bodmin General and Bodmin Parkway/Boscarne Junction.
Whilst the majority of trains are operated by a Steam locomotive, Bodmin and Wenford also have a collection of Diesel locomotives, which haul trains on some Saturdays throughout the year.
There is a Buffet at both Bodmin General and Bodmin Parkway stations, and most services have a Buffet and Bar on board the train. There is also a model and souvenir shop at Bodmin General.
Special events are also held throughout the year – Steam and Diesel Galas, Heritage Transport Festival, Themed weekends and several family-orientated events, including an “Easter Egg-Travaganza” and the visit of Peppa Pig to Bodmin!
The Railway also operates a number of steam-hauled special trains through the season – including ‘Murder Mystery Evenings’, ‘Steam Beer & Jazz’ trains, a Luxury Dining Train and, during December, the very popular Santa by Steam trains.
The Bodmin & Wenford Railway looks forward to welcoming you. Come and discover Cornwall’s railway heritage at its very best – Cornwall’s Premier Steam Railway!