Prairie Class Steam Locomotives numbers 5531 and 4564 near St Agnes head for Newquay with a special charter organised by Plymouth Railway Circle "Cornish Mineral Lines Tour".
Extracts from a report in the Western Morning News of 30th April 1962.
"Railway enthusiasts from all parts of Britain boarded a special train at Truro on Saturday morning for a tour of Mid-Cornwall's complicated railway system.The special consisted of two tank locomotives placed cab to cab and looking like one long machine with a chimney at each end. Several enthusiasts were concerned at Photographing the special rather than riding on it and followed its route as closely as possible by car and motorcycle and,at times providing a full cortege.
It had taken a Plymouth signalman , a member of the Plymouth Railway Circle who organised the trip four or five days to work out the route and timings of the special which was continually intersecting the course of other trains on the busy single line.
It was also a sad occasion . The two 2-6-2 tank engines were making their last revenue earning trip by steam from St Blazey depot which today becomes all diesel."
28th April 1962.