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||Preserved steam trains running through the heart of Sussex
We are running steam-hauled trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead daily until 1 November 2015.
Through October we are running to our Service Two Timetable at weekends. Mondays to Fridays, 5-23 Oct we have a service formed of short but frequent trains, our Autumn Tints specials - pre-booking advised - book 8 days in advance for big discounts. See our Timetable calendar for full details of services.
Forthcoming Special Events
Mondays to Fridays, 5-23 Oct: Autumn Tints specials - book 8 days in advance for big discounts.
31 Oct - 1 Nov: Giants of Steam - Our big-engine special event returns!
Subject to availability we should have the following locomotives on an intensive 4-train service:
- BR Class 7 Pacific No.70000 "Britannia"
- SR Schools-class No.925 "Cheltenham"
- SR S15-class 4-6-0 No.847
- SR Q-class No.30541
- ...and the return to service of the only surviving named BR Class 5, No.73082 "Camelot"
It is planned to also run a vintage goods train, and there will be guided tours of the Carriage Works at Horsted Keynes. The Atlantic house will be open at Sheffield Park to view progress on our new-build Brighton Atlantic locomotive, and Project 27 members will also be present to explain progress on the SECR P-class locomotive they are overhauling.
Discounts on tickets purchased by 18 October. Phone 01825 720800
Keith Duke's photo shows No.925 "Cheltenham" at the Mid Hants Railway in February this year.
The Grinsteade Buffet Carriage at our East Grinstead station is also open daily, even on days when no trains are running. The refreshments offered are proving very popular with passers by; why not pay us a visit.
Further details of our services are available on our Visitor Information web site.
Book at least 8 days in advance and save on your train fare with our Bluebell Bonus tickets.
We have five different web sites... covering different aspects of the Bluebell:
Our main volunteer-run web site with a huge amount of information and detail about the Bluebell and our railway heritage, as well as the latest news for enthusiasts and Bluebell members:
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Cash for Cover Appeal
The Bluebell Railway is justifiably renowned for its fantastic collection of vintage carriages. We still have over 20 pre-nationalisation carriages stored in the open - to conserve them for the future it is vital to get them under cover. The Cash for Cover Appeal target is at least £385,000 to enable us to get a roof over those treasures as soon as possible, to prevent them deteriorating further. Nicholas Owen's video explains the project in more detail.
Please donate here - your support is vital to this important project.
or for US Donors - via our 510(C)(3) affiliation
A Flutter to Fund the Future
The Unity Lottery, which runs every Saturday, is supporting us. The top prize each week is £25,000, and other prizes range from £1,000 down to £5. Everyone has a 1 in 63 chance of winning something. Fifty pence of every entry goes towards specific Railway projects.
The Railway is grateful for your long-term support - Enter the lottery here.
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This page last updated 6 October 2015 by the BRPS web site
editor, Richard Salmon