Bodmin and Wenford Railway Featured on BHR

The Bodmin and Wenford Railway now has it’s own page on British Heritage Railways, it is currently the only standard gauge steam railway in Cornwall. The line has two branches from it’s principle station at Bodmin General, unusual amongst heritage railways in the UK.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway Featured on BHRThe first branch was opened to traffic as a heritage railway in 1990 and links General station to the national rail network at Bodmin Parkway (formerly Bodmin Road). This line was joined by a second branch to Boscarne Junction, which was the line’s junction with the Southern Railway’s Wenfordbridge branch, in 1996. The line from Wadebridge to Poley’s Bridge on the Wenfordbridge branch is now the Camel Trail and forms part of National Cycle Routes 3 and 32.

Passenger train services operate between February and December, and run daily from late May to early October. The majority of services are steam hauled, though trains on Saturdays are normally diesel hauled (steam in August). Many of the railway’s resident locomotive collection is representative of those that have worked on the line in the past, from GWR tank engines to the LSWR Beattie well tank and the Bagnall saddle tanks from the port of Par.

Click here for insight, history and more about the Bodmin and Wenford Railway on British Heritage railways.

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