Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
The Bodmin & Wenford Railway is Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives. A great experience for anyone who likes steam trains, old engineering and mechanics to say nothing of a ride through some lovely Cornwall countryside.
The Railway is typical of a branch line in the 1950’s. Great Western steam tank engines are the main locomotives but diesel traction is also used, particularly on Saturdays
The main station on the line is at Bodmin General where the engine sheds and Souvenir shop are located. The refreshment room is in the restored station buildings.
Boscarne Junction provides the direct link with the “Camel Trail”, the cycle and footpath running to Padstow along the route of the old Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway.
Bodmin Parkway station is on the main rail line from London to Penzance and has a beautiful walk along the old carriage drive to the Lanhydrock House. Trains operate from March to December – daily from 26th May to 30th September and there are lots of Special Events.© Photograph of Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway with kind permission of Robert Pittman Flckr