We first opened to the public 30 years ago, with just one locomotive, one carriage and half a mile of track. Since then we have gradually expanded until the present, where we have 2½ miles of track running to Newmills, four locomotives and four carriages. Over the last thirty years, and in the period before we opened, we have been supported by many local residents, without whom we would not be in the prosperous position we are today. To say thank you to local residents, between the 12th-17th May we are running Local’s Week, where discounted fares are available through our local paper the Cornish & Devon Post. More details of the week can be found here – whether you are a regular visitor or haven’t been for a few years, we hope to see as many locals as possible during the week.
Meanwhile, recent work on our locomotives has focused on smartening up the lining of their paintwork. Lilian has had her cab sides fully repainted and relined, whilst Covertcoat’s ‘new’ saddle tank has been lined – only several years after it was fitted!