On November 3rd it will be the 60th anniversary of the last passenger train to leave Helston but also the 20th anniversary of the setting up of the preservation group who have been working to bring the branch back to life.
We intend to run steam hauled passenger trains during the day as well as a demonstration goods train at selected time for photographers. At 6pm we will have a special train from Prospidnick to Truthall Halt where a band will be performing 1960's music and refreshments will be available. At the exact time of class 22 diesel No. D6312 left Truthall in 1962 our train will be waved off to run back to Prospidnick. Souvenir tickets reproduced from an original will be on sale on the day for this service.
This anniversary gives us the chance to reflect on the past but to also look to the future as we progress further on reviving the line.
Kind regards, Colin Savage, General manager Helston Railway