Happiness and Optimism

We like to think that people come to see us because it’s a fun place to be and spend some time.  Often they come because they like railways, or they are on a day out and are intrigued to see what we have and how we work.  Sometimes they come to enjoy our company – or to see the views from the train.  And just...

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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?

Click here to sign up online now!

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

Click here to go to our shop.
Click to visit Helston Diesel Group Website


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.