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Saturday 18 May | Train Charter to cross Angarrack viaduct?

Today I saw the extra carriages on the move about 9am, so I was wondering if there are some tours coming.

Here's what I found out!

The Canadians are on some train tours

Via http://www.dhgrouptours.com/rail-tours/details/cornwall-classic-escorted...

Cornwall Classic - Escorted Rail Tour - 10 Nights

CORNWALL CLASSIC - ESCORTED RAIL TOUR - 10 NIGHTS

4 nts London, 5 nts Falmouth, 1 nt London

Land and Tour package from
$2560*
* Includes ALL taxes and service charges

2013: May 11, Jun 29, Aug 3, 17, Sep 21

Depart Canada

Depart Canada on your overnight flight to London

Day 1

London

Four days and nights to explore London (unescorted) with a transfer to your hotel, 4 nights at a central 4 star hotel, with breakfast, a London travel card, Hop-on/Hopoff Sightseeing Tour, a ride on the London Eye, a West End show and 1 dinner.

Days 2 - 5
3 x
1 x

Truro

Make your own way to Paddington Station. Relive the happy days of childhood holidays, as we travel the route of the old 'Cornish Riviera Express', clinging to the sea wall at Dawlish before crossing Brunel's mighty Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall, and onto Truro and our transfer to the lovely Green Lawns Hotel.

Day 6
1 x
1 x

St Ives

A day of gentle roaming by rail as we head west on the Cornish mainline to Penzance for sightseeing and views of St. Michael's Mount, before taking the spectacular branch line journey to the pretty harbour resort of St Ives; this famous resort has it all: cobbled streets full of history, pretty fisherman’s cottages, beautiful creations in craft shops to stunning art at the Tate.

Day 7
1 x
1 x

Falmouth

Today we board our lovingly restored classic coach, a real head turner, and venture to the picturesque reaches of the Helford Estuary, where we visit the seals and otters at the National Seal Sanctuary. We meander onward to the sub-tropical paradise that is Trebah Garden. One of the 'Great Gardens of Cornwall' and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. Here we enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea with homemade scones and clotted cream.

Day 8
1 x
1 x

Falmouth

Back on the rails, we travel by train to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway, a timecapsule of yesteryear train travel. Then continue along the mainline to Liskeard and change trains to trundle along one of the prettiest rural branch lines in Britain, twisting, turning and hugging the riverside to the estuary at Looe where after a break for a little sightseeing on the banjo pier we return by train to Falmouth.

Day 9
1 x
1 x

Falmouth

A free day to enjoy the delights of Falmouth, including beautiful Gyllyngvase beach and gardens. Perhaps take a cruise up river or across the estuary to St Mawes, discover Pendennis Castle's secret wartime tunnels, or just stroll around the town and its magnificent Maritime Museum.

Day 10
1 x
1 x

London

After breakfast its time to bid farewell to Falmouth and board our classic coach for the final time for the short journey to Truro and express train to London where you will make your own way to your hotel.

Day 11
1 x

 

Mystery solved... boringly empty stock!

Enjoyed researching the tours to come this summer - hope some might be steam too :) - but think have found the prosaic answer to my question via http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/1/post/2013/04/extra-trains-tim...

Sat 27th Apl

5Z62 08.00 Truro to Plymouth (empty stock) via Penzance
Camborne 08.25
St Erth 08.37
Penzance 08.53/09.31
Camborne 09.48
Truro 10.01
Par 10.27
Lisk 10.47

Ply 11.12

Cornwall Classic | railtourguide.com

Another set of tours http://www.railtourguide.com/uk-rail-tour-158-cornwall-classic-.html

Cornwall Classic

Cornwall Classic

 

A joyful Cornish holiday as we meander by train along scenic branch lines, capturing the cream of the coastal and countryside views, to visit charming ports and wonderful seaside resorts.

(6 Days, Escorted)

Departs 4 July, 8 August, 22 August & 26 September 2013

Fares from £745 Incs dinner, bed & breakfast at quality hotels, all excursions and ALL rail travel from your home station and return in your choice of First or standard class

Day 1;
Relive the happy days of childhood holidays, as we travel the route of the old "Cornish Riviera Express", clinging to the sea wall at Dawlish before crossing Brunel's mighty Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall, and onto Truro and our transfer to the lovely Green Lawns Hotel.
Dinner is included


Day 2;
A day of gentle roaming by rail as we head west on the Cornish mainline to Penzance for sightseeing and views of St. Michael's Mount, before taking the spectacular branch line journey to the pretty harbour resort of St Ives; this famous resort has it all: cobbled streets full of history, pretty fisherman's cottages, beautiful creations in craft shops to stunning art at the Tate.
Breakfast and Dinner is included


Day 3;
Today we board our lovingly restored classic coach, a real head turner, and venture to the picturesque reaches of the Helford Estuary, where we visit the seals and otters at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary - and perhaps see the rescued Grey Seal Railtrail Tours have 'adopted'. We meander onward to the sub-tropical paradise that is Trebah Garden. One of the 'Great Gardens of Cornwall' and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. Here we enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea with homemade scones and clotted cream.
Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Dinner is included


Day 4;
Back on the rails, we travel by train to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway, a time-capsule of yesteryear train travel. Then continue along the mainline to Liskeard and change trains to trundle along one of the prettiest rural branch lines in Britain, twisting, turning and hugging the riverside to the estuary at Looe where after a break for a little sightseeing on the banjo pier we return by train to Falmouth.
Breakfast and Dinner is included

Day 5;
A free day to enjoy the delights of Falmouth, including Gyllyngvase beach and gardens adjacent to the hotel. Perhaps take a cruise up river or across the estuary to St Mawes, discover Pendennis Castle's secret wartime tunnels, or just stroll around the town and its magnificent Maritime Museum.
Breakfast and Dinner is included


Day 6;
After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to Falmouth and board our classic coach for the final time for the short journey to Truro and express train homeward.
Breakfast is included


Hotel Information;

Green Lawns Hotel, Falmouth
Located a short walk from the waterside town of Falmouth and the beautiful Cornish beaches of Gyllyngvase and Castle Beach, the Green Lawns Hotel is perfectly situated to explore the hidden gems of the Cornish Riviera. Attractively furnished bedrooms, stylish restaurant, intimate bar, indoor heated pool, a sauna, Jacuzzi and a cosy mini gymnasium add up to the ideal place to relax and unwind.


Tour Dates;
Thursday 16th May 2013
Thursday 4th July 2013
Thursday 8th August 2013
Thursday 22nd August 2013
Thursday 26th September 2013


Tour Highlights:

- Journey along the famous English Riviera coastal route.

- Experience spectacular scenic branch lines

- Discover beautiful Trebah gardens

- Steam nostagia on the Bodmin and Wenford line

- Explore Looe, Falmouth, Penzance and St Ives

- Amazing National Seal Sanctuary

- Wonderful Falmouth hotel with pool

 

UK Rail Tours Enquiry Form

 

To book please complete this

UK Rail Tours Booking Form (paper version pdf) or

UK Rail Tours Booking Form (electronic version)

for more information on this rail tour please call us on

0191 246 0708 or email us on sales@railtourguide.com

 

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