Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Cornwall

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Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a narrow gauge railway ( fifteen inch gauge)  It was opened in 1849 as a mineral line from Newquay, Cornwall to East Wheal Rose, and later became part of Great Western Railway's Newquay to Chacewater branch line. This branch line closed in 1963.

It was re-opened in 1974 over part of the line, as a narrow gauge railway. Two steam locos, Muffin and Zebedee, work the line. They run from Benny Halt on a two mile return journey to East Wheal Rose, where there is an extensive children's play area, and then on to Newlyn Down's Halt

The railway is near St Newlyn East, a few miles SE of Newquay. It is open from the beginning of April to the end of September. Tel 01 872 510317 for details There are 7 to 11 trains a day running, depending on the season

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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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