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Helston Railway

Helston, United Kingdom
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DJProperJob wrote a review Aug 7
St. Keverne180 contributions90 helpful votes
Having lived in the area for the life of Helston Railway I am a little ashamed to admit this was my first visit. My first impressions were slightly dubious as you enter what appears to be a farm yard. This was quickly replaced with joyful anticipation as the most cheerful volunteer gleefully directed is to park. On exiting our car my niece (5), daughter (3), wife, sister in law and I were directed to the ticket office and given a little activity sheet for the girls to complete on their journey. The shop and ticket office were lovely in themselves and the cardboard tickets where charming. A short walk to the temporary platform (if you look into their hopes for the future you'll see what they are planning to do) and then past the locomotive and onto the train. The journey is through rolling countryside and is beautiful, even for a local. Yes the journey is a little short but this is something that they hope to rectify. The volunteers are so happy to help and my highlight was being able to chat to the drivers and fireman and even pull the whistle... My daughter wasn't impressed with me. A lovely hour or so and the fact the kids rode for free was a absolute bonus.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Sally F wrote a review Jul 2022
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Lovely visit to this small railway. Its fuelled our 3 year olds love of trains further, who is very proud of his sticker! The staff, who are all volunteers, were very knowledgeable and friendly. Drink in the buffet car very reasonably priced (we didn't try the food) along with items in the shop. Looking forward to seeing the developments made next time we are in Cornwall.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Riverman86 wrote a review Jul 2022
18 contributions9 helpful votes
Lovely afternoon spent exploring this short section of line, the staff were really friendly throughout, whilst it's not the longest trip it was perfect for our young family, they even let my toddler up onto the footplate which he loved. Food in the buffet car was decent. Would love to see this place grow in the next few years.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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KatyK9 wrote a review Jun 2022
Puerto de Mazarron, Spain135 contributions71 helpful votes
Visited The Helston Railway and what a lovely time we had. It’s only a very small preserved railway at the moment and they have great ambitious plans. All the staff/ volunteers there are amazing, friendly and very knowledgeable. It’s hard to believe what they have all achieved in such a short space of time. Lovely little cafe in a converted carriage, food was lovely and sensibly priced as well. All in all a great day out and would recommend, there’s something there for children and adults alike. We will definitely be returning very soon.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Catenary10 wrote a review Jun 2022
woking31 contributions10 helpful votes
A wonderful find just a short distance from Helston and Penzance. So good to visit a preserved steam railway that has achieved such a lot in a few years. The enthusiasm and welcoming nature of the volunteers was second to none. Although the active line is currently fairly short, the beautifully preserved tank engine pulled us through some beautiful countryside with long views towards the sea. There is also a cafe in a railway carriage and small museum at the main station. They have big ambitions to extend the line further towards Helston. This will include reopening an impressive viaduct which I’m sure will be spectacular when achieved in a few years time. A great visit, congratulations to all the volunteers for giving us a great experience.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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