Explore Cornwall's Premier Heritage Railway with your very own guided tour and 'behind the scenes'.
The Ultimate Railway Experience allows you to explore Cornwall’s Premier Heritage Railway, Bodmin Railway. Join us for the whole day and be guided around our 1950’s station, Signal Box, Workshops and Running Shed. Including a delicious cream tea lunch and a 13 mile round-trip on our branch lines.
You’ll arrive at approximately 10:00-10:15 with a reserved car parking space and greeting from your guide for the day. At 10:30 pick up your bacon butty (or pastry) and coffee at our Station Café. Enjoy breakfast, getting to grips with the station facilities, experiencing the buzz of the railway and speak to volunteers!
Once you have enjoyed your breakfast butty, your guide will begin the tour by visiting the Signal Box and explaining the key infrastructure on railway’s station and platform, such as the watering tower.
At 11:50 board the train to Boscarne, with your own private compartment for just your group and your tour guide. As you travel down the line, learn about Bodmin Railway’s history and the Bodmin Railway Preservation Society. Not forgetting to step off at Boscarne Junction to watch the engine turn around.
When arriving back at 12:30, your guide will collect your Platinum Afternoon Tea Box from our Café, ready for your second branch line ride at 13:15 in our TSO coach. You will take this trip alone – soak up the views, take time to chat and enjoy lunch. Upon return from Bodmin Parkway, your guide will join you once again to explain the key interest points of the second branch line.
After safely disembarking the train after your second branch line trip, your guide will tour you around the ‘Behind the Scenes’ of the Railway, with an exclusive viewing of our Workshops and Running Shed. Finish your experience at approximately 15:30 with an ice cream on the platform and photo in our funky photobooth!
How long is the experience?
The experience will last approximately 4-5 hours.
How many people can attend the experience?
The Ultimate Railway Experience can host 2 – 7 people depending on the size of your group. We sell our tickets for this experience based in multiples of two and if a singular ticket is also available if you wish to add an extra person on.
Does the experience contain any refreshments?
Yes. The experience will breakfast with a hot drink and also a Platinum Afternoon Cream Tea Box for a lunch refreshment.
What should I wear?
Although we have no criteria on uniform, we highly recommend you wear suitable clothing and footwear. The experience will include a tour of both the running shed and workshop, which maybe dirty/muddy. High vis will be provided.
What happens if I want to reschedule or cancel my booking?
If you are unable to attend the booking you have made we will try our best to accommodate and change the date of the experience. If you wish to cancel altogether an Admin Fee of £50 per booking will be deducted from the refunded amount.
If Bodmin Railway have to cancel or re-arrange to a booking date you can no longer make, no Admin Fee will be charged.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us via email or phone.