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Great Western Railway to open Long Rock Depot doors in aid of charity

Credit: Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway has announced that they will be opening the doors of their Long Rock Depot to the public in 2019.

The open day will be taking place on Saturday 13th April 2019 and will be raising money for the Penlee Lifeboat station and the RNLI.

On display will be a wide range of old and modern trains and locomotives which have played a part in making Cornwall’s railway a success. From the new Intercity Express Trains to steam locomotives.

During the event, one of the new Intercity Express Trains will be dedicated to heroes of Cornwall in a special ceremony. The Class 802 train will have the honour of carrying the names of Rick Rescorla and Penlee Lifeboat – Solomon Browne.

The depot has undergone major refurbishment and modernisation and is now the main maintenance facility for the world-famous Night Riviera Sleeper service.

All profits from the Open Day will go to the Penlee Lifeboat station and the RNLI.

In addition to the open day, Pathfinder Tours will run a special charter train from the Midlands to Penzance, more information can be found here.

Tickets are only available in advance at here and cost:

  • £15 per adult
  • £5 per child
  • £37 for a Group Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
What did the officials say?

GWR Commercial Director Matthew Golton said:

“The Long Rock Depot is a really important part of how we are modernising the railway and keeping Cornwall connected to Devon, Bristol and London.”

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