Welcome to Helston Railway®

The most southerly railway in the UK

Steam and Diesel Train Rides

Scenic Views – Good Food.

We normally run train rides on Thursday and Sundays from just before Easter until Halloween, but we are now closed for the Winter.


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

Visit Us

Our timetables, prices, and a list of opening and event days, for the year, are on our ‘timetable and prices’ page.

Volunteers installing a restored lamp

Get Involved

Helston Railway is run by volunteers, we have no paid staff, so we rely on our dedicated group of volunteers to develop, build and operate our railway. Why not get involved?

The Helston Railway Preservation Society was the result, back in 2002 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, and a fully functioning standard gauge heritage railway attraction.

The line was first reopened for passengers in December 2011 for the Trevarno Gardens Winter Wonderland, and regular services started in March 2012

There is now about a mile of track, and passenger trains run along this from Prospidnick to Truthall Halt from the middle of March to the end of October.

Winner of the Ian Allan Heritage Railway of the Year Award, the HRA Website Award and in 2019 the Heritage Railway Association Small Groups Award for the recreation of a faithful reproduction of Truthall Halt which closed in 1962.

Would you like to volunteer at the railway or organise a talk at your association or group? Contact info@helstonrailway.co.uk or ring 07875 481 380 for more details.



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Fundraising Appeal

Please see posters for our latest appeal. This is to allow us to build our new platform at Prospidnick, build the new access road and purchase rail and ballast to continue extending towards Helston, on the trackbed which is currently under our control. Please don’t forget that all donations qualify for Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer. You can donate via our website, bank transfer or cheque.
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200 Club draw

We have conducted the final draws for this year’s 200 Club, congratulations to those winners listed in the 200 Club lottery under the membership tab. Don’t forget to be a part of this draw you need to be a member of Helston Railway Preservation Society. Society membership renewals will be sent out at the beginning of May so keep an eye out in you inboxes.
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