Published: 1st September 2014
Friday to Sunday 5-7 September sees an action packed weekend in Bodmin courtesy of the Bodmin And Wenford Railway and CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale) Kernow. The railway will be running an intensive programme of steam hauled trains from Bodmin General to Bodmin Parkway and Boscarne Junction, whilst on the platform at General CAMRA will be offering a range of quality Cornish real ales and ciders.
The platform bar will be open form 1000 to 2300 hours on Friday and Saturday, and 1000 to 1800 hours on Sunday (or earlier if stocks run out!). For those not travelling on the trains a bargain admission charge of GBP 3.00 will be levied, and this can be exchanged for a pint of beer.
On Friday there will be 11 departures from General between 1015 and 1645 hours, followed by brake van rides between 1830 and 2115 hours.
On Saturday and Sunday there will be 10 departures between 1015 and 1610 hours. On Saturday evening the Steam, Beer and Jazz special departs at 1900 hours.
Four locomotives will be in steam on each day - Great Western Railway 0-6-0 Pannier tanks numbers 4612 and 6435, Great Western Railway 2-8-0 tank number 4247, and perhaps the star of the show London And South Western Railway Beattie 2-4-0 well tank number 30587 built in 1874 and still going strong.
For a sample of fares there is an unbeatable two day rover for GBP 19.50 (children 11.50), and a day rover for GBP 14.00 (children 7.00).