Started in 1824, this railway also served the mines of Gwennap and Redruth, running south to the coastal river port of Devoran. It opened officially in 1826 and worked with horses until 1854, when two tank engines, Miner and Smelter, were bought. Today it is possible to follow the course of the Poldice Tramway/Redruth and Chacewater railway, as the track-bed has been converted into a superb cycle path, enabling visitors to cycle “coast to coast” off-road across the duchy.
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