A railway full of Rainbows

We’ve had a railway full of rainbows this week – literally; when the Sithney + Breage Rainbows came to see us.  They wanted somewhere local to visit and we were honoured and chuffed that they chose us. 

The brief was simple – cream teas (including a Gluten Free one) plus train rides and somewhere to hold a ceremony for four of the children. So our volunteers...

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If you would like to help support the project, receive regular newsletters and have the oppertunity to volunteer on the railway, why not become a member?

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Treat yourself (or a friend) with luxury Helston Railway merchandise and memorabilia. Our shop is now online.

Click here to go to our shop.
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To keep up with what we are doing this month please go to our photo pages

 Open every Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday

Plus Wednesdays from 30th July to 27th August

10.30 am to 4 pm

Trains run every half hour from 10.30 onwards



Ticket prices:  Adult £5, Child (5 - 15) £3, Child under 5 Free,

Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) £12.

Dogs may travel on the brakevan; if our platform surface is too difficult for them, and they cannot be carried, ask a volunteer for help when you arrive.

For more information about events go to


 For special events or kids birthdays why not have your own train? contact barbara@helstonrailway.co.uk

Would you like a talk at your association or group? contact alan@helstonrailway.co.uk


We've been on BBC Spotlight, The One Show, ITV local news, BBC Radio Cornwall and West Midlands.

The Helston Railway Preservation Society was the result, 10 years ago, of a vision by a small number of enthusiasts to re-open a section of the Helston branch line. 

We now have a 1000 members!  

Winner of the Heritage Railway of the Year Award & the HRA Website Award 

Please browse our website and learn more about our wonderful project.