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| Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston TR13 0RY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Found down a little lane, hidden behind a farmyard! We enjoyed our trip to find it and the whole Helston railway experience! It was very small but the volunteers were very enthusiastic. Don’t expect a lot, don’t miss the guards van and it’s dinky fire...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diryley
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem by pure luck. The staff are so welcoming and the hard work and sheer passion they have for keeping this little unknown railway going is amazing. Stopped in for a bacon barm and a cuppa very clean and very reasonably priced....More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank joeannh677
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review of the railway! Im pleased you enjoyed the bacon bap and cuppa! We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway in the future!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

i called in for a visit as it was just down the road from where i was staying and i had a really enjoyable hour here , there is a cafe on site if you want a cuppa or a roll , on the day...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sheepdevil666
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the railway. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

It's only a mile of track, so doesn't take long to go there and back. And if you are hoping for a steam train, make sure it's running. (When we were there it was only once a week.) But the views are lovely and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank clivetwooaks
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the railway. We are working hard to extend our railway making it a longer ride, and progress should be made on this within the next two years! We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway in the...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

It may only have about 3 stops on the entire line, but it's a lovely, enthusiastically run railway. You have to drive past some farmyard barns to get here and you start to doubt the road signs at some points and whether the railway exists....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CockneyBrum
Ben H, Marketing director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the railway. Im glad you enjoyed your bacon butty. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Truly admire what the volunteers and achieved with this railway. The station at the end of the line was a real gem (see photo below) & I look forward to future restoration work!

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Ed J
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the railway. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Ideal for train buffs and children alike. Friendly people and warm welcome. Free parking, you might have to wait for the train as there is no rush here. Price reasonable and a good cause not a money maker. Ride the guards van a must. Loverly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Ade1905
Ben H, Marketing director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the railway. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This was such a gem to find, we've been visiting Helston for years but only just found the railway. We went on a grey day and this really made up for it, great little ride (good if you have mixed ages of children or those...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank bristolmarmitelover
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the railway. We are currently working on improved signage for the railway and intend to install proper toilet facilities in the not too distant future! We look forward to welcoming you to our railway in the future.

Reviewed 3 July 2018

May I say that I have nothing but admiration for all the volunteers who put hours in building a railway but can I put a few observations forward on our visit .Firstly both my wife and I are on sticks, the pathway down from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We visited here whilst on holiday, what a quaint little railway not a bad set up with made up platform with a rail car as buffet/ cafe serving simple lunches and a little shop, what has been achieved here is amazing especially Truthall Halt which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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