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| Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston TR13 0RY, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Not being one of your typical rail enthusiasts, I had no expectations of this visit to Helston. I was however more than pleasantly surprised by this really quaint attraction. It is in it's infancy so stock is not yet plentiful but the setting is beautiful,the...More

7  Thank Enid H
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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

2  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 27 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

4  Thank Joeann H
Reviewed 9 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

Thank Sheepdevil666
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

3  Thank clivetwooaks
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

2  Thank CockneyBrum
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!

4  Thank Ed J
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

5  Thank Ade1905
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

Thank bristolmarmitelover
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

2  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 26 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

2  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

So, all cards on the table, this visit didn’t start the best way. We visited here with one of our daughters who drove her own car . We set off from Helston in two cars and I followed my satnav on my iPhone. The postcode...More

4  Thank Darren B
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