A visit to Portreath on 21st March, 2016 together with an earlier visit in 2014 revealed items of railway interest around the harbour. On the information boards around the village it is mentioned that the former railway incline will be turned into a pedestrian walkway at sometime in the future. However Portreath is a nice little Cornish seaside village on a sunny afternoon, well worth a visit.
Starting from London Euston 50031 Hood hauled the railtour via Ealing Broadway, Slough, Reading, Didcot, & Westbury toTaunton. From heree
5029 & 5051 took over hauling the railtour in grand style to Penzance. 50031 Hood then returned the train to Euston. A second 'Penzance Castles'was booked to run on Monday 6th May. However very unfortunately Nunney Casle failed on the return run to Penzance from St Blazey due to a bearing problem after turning. The return working was deemed too heavy for 5051 Earl Bathurst and the railtour returned up country with assistance by 50031. Nunney Castle returned by road transport. Info courtesy Six Bells Junction