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Returning for 2024

April 4th & June 20th

A sell out last year, this evening is returning twice this year!

Steam Shanty Evening

Join us for shanty songs, pasty’s, pints, and a trip on our steam train this 2024! Being a hit with our passengers last year, the Lemonaires (from Falmouth) are back again to perform a variety of songs about mining, fishing, farming and shanties.

Arrive at Bodmin General Station for the event start at 7 p.m., where you will be greeted by The Lemonaires and their first set of shanty songs. Pick up a drink and watch as they fill the station with their songs. Board the train after their first set for a single line trip down to Boscarne Junction, step off the train or listen from your seat as the acapella group begin their second set. Steam your way back to Bodmin General for the second half of the second set. Don’t forget to pick up a lyric sheet handout so you can sing along too.

Your ticket includes a Cornish pasty and a drink on arrival. All tickets must be booked in advance, and remember to choose your pasty type when paying for them.

Please be aware that single tickets or couples may be seated with other couples.

Please note we do NOT allow dogs on our event trains.


Planning an event of your own?  Celebrate your special event on a steam train, on our 1950’s platform or inside our vintage carriages. Bodmin General serves as the perfect venue for all kinds of events. Find out more or get in touch to discuss your ideas.

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