Black and White
We were very lucky to find trains running in late November, (only Tuesday mornings).
I have included one photograph of the 10.45 approaching Killington Lane and two photographs of the 12.30 departure from Woody Bay Station.
The locomotive is Kerr. Stuart & Co Ltd, no 2451, built in 1915 and rescued from dereliction at Rinxent, about 12 miles from Calais. It was repatriated in 1974, along with four sister locomotives.
As with everything to do with this railway, it is now in immaculate condition.
The railway recently took possession of a new build locomotive, based on a Baldwin 2-4-2 named Lyn, after the original locomotive, which was scrapped in September 1935, shortly after full line closure.
The driver explained that the new locomotive runs very smoothly, but due to its longer wheel base, can not be used on the points at Killington lane, although this will not be a problem once the new extension to Blackmoor gate is built.
As with the Helston Railway, the existing running line are approx 1 mile in length, but don’t let this put you off, as there is plenty to see and the staff can not do enough to make your visit a very pleasant experience.
Best Wishes Andrew Many thanks Andrew