Published: 17th May 2013
Cruise ships visiting the Cornish port of Fowey are now offering their passengers trips to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway for traditional cream teas on steam hauled trains. It represents a complete transition from the luxury of 21st century life afloat to the quirky atmosphere of a typical Cornish branch line in the 1950's.
Reaction from passengers, some travelling from as far afield as the United States, Canada, and Australia, as well as Sweden, France and Germany, has been very positive. Not only have they been impressed by the charms of Cornwall in Spring, but to experience steam haulage on the B&WR's steeply rising gradients has been a novel and exciting experience in itself. Cornish clotted cream has also been singled out for considerable praise!
Photo shows the MV Voyager at Fowey on 16 May 2013 en route from Guernsey to Waterford in Ireland.