Successful Half-Term week ends our 2014 season

We finished our 2014 season with a succesful October half term week, many visitors coming to enjoy their last opportunity this year for a train ride up the Kensey valley. In a break with our normal practice when just one of our locomotives hauls all the half term trains, all four of our steam locomotives were used throughout the week, with double headed trains on several days.
Lilian and Velinheli wait for their first passengers on the Sunday Velinheli Lilian & Velinheli wait for their next load of passengers Velinheli runs back into Launceston with a train Lilian and Velinheli at Newmills Covertcoat at Newmills Covertcoat and Velinheli wait to leave Newmills with the last passenger train of the year

The Sunday also saw the launch of ‘Trains to the Trenches’ by local author Andrew Roden. The book details the role the railways played in the First World War. After a short ceremony and a minute’s silence at 11am in commemoration of the railwaymen who gave their lives in the War, several visitors and enthusiasts took the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book, and talk to the author about the railways of the First World War.

We are now closed over the winter for maintenance, and reopen on the 29th March – our full calendar of 2015 opening dates will be available on the Times & Fares page shortly.