Railways on the Air 2014

We have always had a special relationship with the Marconi Centre at Poldhu on the Lizard.  It was from there that the first transatlantic radio signal was sent to Marconi who was listening on Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1901.  It’s doubtful whether even Marconi could have imagined the significance of an extremely short signal he had just received, nor what it would lead...

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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.
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 until November 2nd

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.

Cash or cheque only please - we don't have the ability to take plastic yet.

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 our buffet menu go to


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.