Visit to Launceston steam railway

DSC03267On our way back from Cornwall we stopped at Launceston steam railway. Launceston station was once a junction of the GWR (Great Western Railway) and of the LSWR (London and South Western Railway).

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The station was opened in 1865 and over the year, it hosted much traffic from London including the famous “Atlantic Coast Express” to the North Cornish seaside resorts. Mainline activities closed in 1964 and the line was subsequently closed.

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The Launceston steam railway narrow gauge track (23 1/2 inches) was laid on the track base and extends to the furthest station at Farm Park.

There were lovely foxgloves along the way.DSC03275

After the ride we had a look round some of the sheds and there was an old engine and also a vintage motorcycle collection.DSC03281

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