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Helston railway claims most southerly section of track
5:40pm Tuesday 4th December 2012 in Cornwall
The Helston Railway group has extended its railway line to make it the most southerly section of track in England.
The 120 yard section of track was finally completed last week, with volunteers braving the wind and rain to make sure it would be ready for a series of "Santa Specials’"journeys that will be running from December 14 until December 17.
Barbara Barnes, membership secretary of the railway, said: “This new bit of track runs along the top of Truthall Summit and is the highest section of the Helston Railway, at 98 metres above sea level.
"The views from here are superb and passengers will be able to travel on this section for the first time, on our Santa Specials.”
The four Santa Special days run from 10am to 4pm each day and include a chance to visit Father Christmas, have a brake van ride along the mile of track and enjoy a hot drink and festive cake in the buffet, with face painting also available.
For last minute shopping Thomas Toys, Trevarno Skincare products and Helston Railway souvenirs will be available.
There is no charge for car parking and children under five ride for free.
For more information visit www.helstonrailway.co.uk.