Founded 1953

Launceston Steam Railway

This 2ft narrow gauge railway runs for 3 Km from Launceston to New Mills along the track-bed of the old LSWR standard gauge line to Padstow.

The motive power is provided by Hunslett saddle tank locomotives , formerly used in Welsh slate quarries. The passenger stock includes both open and closed carriages.

There is a well stocked gift shop/ticket office , a small museum and a workshop at Launceston. The station buffet provides snacks.

At New Mills there is a Farm Park, with a large outdoor play area; an indoor play barn: and a number of small animals; which is ideal for young children. There is also a cafe to provide refreshments at reasonable prices.

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