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This is our latest news page, displaying all current and past articles and information about the progress of the Helston Railway.

Closed now until Christmas - but the work goes on...

Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 - By Barbara Barnes

As always the railway is a hive of activity even when we are closed to the public – more of that below.  But to remind those of you who follow our website that our Santa Specials start on the 10th... (Read more)

A new addition arrives

Sunday, 2nd October, 2016 - By Barbara Barnes

She has arrived – our newest edition - a beautiful little steam locomotive.  Yes that’s a bit emotional but it’s how we feel – what is it about a living breathing piece of machinery that sends grown men weak at... (Read more)

A visit from Network Rail

Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 - By Barbara Barnes

Almost 135 years ago, in March 1882, the then mayor of Helston inaugurated work on the proposed railway between Helston and Gwinear Road by cutting the first sod of the project. On Thursday, 1st September, the current Mayor of Helston... (Read more)

Helston in August....

Monday, 8th August, 2016 - By Barbara Barnes

And we are now in full visitor season – the roads are thronged with happy holiday makers and we are open on Wednesdays as well as Thursdays and Sundays for the rest of August – plus Bank Holiday Monday. So... (Read more)

It's Summer - Yippee!!

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 - By Barbara Barnes

As this is being written we are in the middle of a mini heat wave, which may only last until tomorrow – but it’s glorious for locals and visitors alike.  When we are at Truthall Summit it’s lovely to see... (Read more)

Helston Railway wins Planning Appeal

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 - By Barbara Barnes

The Helston Railway has finally been granted the Planning Application that was first applied for in 2013. The Inspector granted the Appeal on 02 June 2016 for planning permission for an extension of the track, new platform and sidings, car... (Read more)


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