Steam Train on Looe Valley Line – again!

Steam Train on Looe valley LineA steam train is coming to Looe Valley Line again!

If you’re a fan of steam and the idea of seeing or even going on a steam train is your kinda thing, read on…

Back in 2010 a steam train was put back on the Looe Valley Line for a few weekends. It was a major success and thousands of people flocked to see and ride up and down the track between Liskeard and Looe.

Well, another steam train will be doing the same thing in November 2012.

The Railmotor No. 93, is a 104-year old wooden-bodied train that has been restored by the Great Western Society.

The Railmotor will be running five return trips from Liskeard to Looe on November 11 + another date if it can be arranged.

Steam Train on Looe valley Line times

These are the details I have at the moment. You are advised to check everything before travelling to Looe or Liskeard to join in, film or take a look at the train.

Provisional timetable for Steam Railmotor train operations on 11 November 2012.

  • Liskeard dep 08.30 – Liskeard arr 10.10
  • Liskeard dep 10.30 – Liskeard arr 12.10
  • Liskeard dep 12.30 – Liskeard arr 14.10
  • Liskeard dep 14.30 – Liskeard arr 16.10
  • Liskeard dep 16.30 – Liskeard arr 18.10

Journey time is approximately 40 minutes in either direction. All journeys start and finish at Liskeard.

You are not allowed to leave or join the train at Looe as far as I am aware and there are no toilets on the train. There are some at Liskeard train station though, so please plan accordingly.

NOTE: There was going to be a service on the 4th November too but it was cancelled at the last minute. I’ll try and keep you updated if they should release a new date.

Steam Train on Looe valley Line tickets and other details

Looe Steam Train posterTickets for the return journey from Liskeard to Looe cost £25 each.

Your tickets can be booked from TicketWeb or by phone on 08444 771000 (booking fees apply). Tickets must be booked for a specific service.

There will be five return trips both Sundays.

The train carries 54 passengers.

Steam Train on Looe Valley Line poster

Back in 2010 I produced a limited edition steam train poster. Only 250 were printed of which I have about 15 left.

The Looe TIC has some and the Liskeard Railway Station (where the Railmotor steam train leaves from) might also have some too.

They will never be reprinted and have become collectors items : )

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