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Giants of Steam

was on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2004

Featuring LMS 'Jubilee' 4-6-0 "Leander" visiting from Lancashire

5690 Leander at Crewe Works Open Day, 1 June 2003

5690 "Leander" at Crewe Works Open Day, 1 June 2003.
(photo by Simon Robinson from his LMS Jubilee website)

Our annual gala event featuring our
biggest engines on an intensive service

Camelot in May 2003Leander at Sheffield Park - David Harp

LNWR Semi-royal Saloon Locomotives hauling an intensive service of vintage trains:

"Earl of Berkeley" will be double-headed with No.75027 on the Saturday, recreating a 1950s' Western Region service in Mid Wales.

NB. Unfortunately, as we advised in the week before the event, SR Bulleid Pacific 21C123 "Blackmore Vale" was not available this event, due to an enforced stay in our workshops due to two patches of broken stays.

Photo above of "Leander" was taken by David Harp at Sheffield Park on Saturday 16th October, on its first test steaming on the Bluebell following its arrival the previous Wednesday.
75027 double-heads 21C123

Did you ride in a coach used in the LMS royal train!

"Leander" hauled two LMS-liveried coaches at the head of its train. One was our award-winning restored LMS Guard's Brake, and the other, a saloon carriage (above) built for King Edward VII's Royal Train, was available for first-class ticket holders.

Four train service - trains in each direction roughly every 35 minutes throughout the day.

First train each day: 9.30am from Sheffield Park.

Last round trip from Sheffield Park 5.30pm on Saturday, 4.55 on Sunday.


Plus many other attractions during the weekend:

Sheffield Park Station

Horsted Keynes Station

Kingscote Station

East Grinstead


Standard 4 tank

Bus Service 473 East Grinstead Station, East Grinstead High Street, and Standen NT to Kingscote

Saturday 23rd October
Bus             RML    RML    SD     RML    SD     RML    SD          SD   RML    SD   RML    SD   RML 
EG Station      9.45  10.35  11.10  11.40  12.10  12.40  1.10        2.10  2.40  3.10  3.40  4.10  4.40
EG High St      9.50  10.40  11.15  11.45  12.15  12.45  1.15        2.15  2.45  3.15  3.45  4.15  4.45
Standen NT                   11.20         12.20         1.20        2.20        3.20        4.20
EG Sports Club               11.22         12.22         1.22        2.22        3.22        4.22
Kingscote Stn  10.05  10.50  11.30  12.00  12.30   1.00  1.30        2.30  3.00  3.30  4.00  4.30  5.00
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Bus             RML    RML    SD     RML    SD            SD   RML    SD   RML    SD   RML    SD   RML
Kingscote Stn  10.05  10.53  11.41  12.15  12.41         1.41  2.10  2.41  3.10  3.41  4.10  4.41  5.32
EG High St     10.25  11.05         12.30                      2.25        3.25        4.25
EG Station     10.30  11.10  11.49  12.35  12.49         1.49  2.30  2.49  3.30  3.49  4.30  4.49  5.47
Sunday 24th October
Bus             RML    RML    SD            SD            SD          SD          SD          SD 
EG Station      9.45  10.35  11.10         12.10         1.10        2.10        3.10        4.10       
EG High St      9.50  10.40  11.15         12.15         1.15        2.15        3.15        4.15       
Standen NT                   11.20         12.20         1.20        2.20        3.20        4.20
EG Sports Club               11.22         12.22         1.22        2.22        3.22        4.22
Kingscote Stn  10.05  10.50  11.30         12.30         1.30        2.30        3.30        4.30       
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Bus             RML    RML    SD            SD            SD          SD          SD          SD   RML
Kingscote Stn  10.05  10.53  11.41         12.41         1.41        2.41        3.41        4.41  5.32
EG High St     10.25  11.05                                                                
EG Station     10.30  11.10  11.49         12.49         1.49        2.49        3.49        4.49  5.47

Further details of how to get to the railway by car, train and bus are available.


Lineside Photographic Pass
For the serious photographer, Lineside Passes are available from any of our Station Booking Offices. High Visibility Jackets must be worn at all times by pass-holders on the lineside. Details and the form are available here.

Photography on stations and in the loco shed is unrestricted. A special area at Horsted Keynes will also be available for non-Lineside Pass holders to photograph trains departing the station in the Kingscote direction.

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