Track Map & Progress
Below you are able to see the current progress of the Helston Railway on the map.
The Helston railway was closed to passengers in 1962 and to freight in 1964. The track was lifted in 1965, and the track bed sold off to private owners. A few of the bridges - mainly those over or under public roads - are still owned and maintained by the British Rail Residuary Board.
7 years after clearance work began, there is 1 mile of re-laid and operational track, with a long term aim to restore the section running between Nancegollan and Helston Water-ma-Trout.
Passenger services started in December 2011, and some 2000 happy customers have now been carried throughout 2012, using a diesel Rushton shunter and a BR Brake Van. The Railway has been open on Thursdays, Sundays and bank holiday weekends.
Sidings having been constructed at Tregadjack and a platform at Prospidnick Halt is now in use. A new car park has been constructed at Trevarno Farm near Prospidnick
See our photo gallery for pictures of what we have done.
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Become a Member
Becoming a member helps support the project and gives you an opportunity to volunteer on the railway.
It is very easy to become a member of the Helston Railway. Simply sign up and pay online, or print off our application form, and return with a cheque.