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Bluebell Railway
Terrier Weekend

10-13 November 2006


Fenchurch with Mets - Paul Pettitt

This event, featuring three visiting locomotives, features five members of the same class operating together.

At present we have full details for the Friday, and outline details for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, along with details and booking information for the Sunday Morning Brighton Belle Pullman "Kipper Breakfast Special".

Terrier Weekend tickets can be ordered on-line through the Bluebell Railway Shop.

Details of the Bus Service (Route 473) from East Grinstead to Kingscote, which runs on the Saturday and Sunday only, are as follows:

East Grinstead Stn  10.10 and EVERY HOUR until 5.10
Kingscote Arr.      10.30 and EVERY HOUR until 5.30
 
Kingscote Dep.      10.42 and EVERY HOUR until 5.42
East Grinstead Stn  11.02 and EVERY HOUR until 6.02

Friday 10th November

Fenchurch with Observation Car - Paul Pettitt

Three passenger trains will be in operation. One train will be formed of the 100-year-old Metropolitan Railway coaches, and will operate a Sheffield Park to Kingscote (i.e. whole line) service throughout the day.

The other two trains will be short workings, with a Terrier and the Observation Car on a Horsted Keynes to Kingscote service (operating as a "Brighton" motor train), connecting with a service from Sheffield Park to Horsted Keynes, formed of another Terrier hauling the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway first class carriage of 1880 and the London, Chatham & Dover Railway four wheeled third class brake built in 1889.

Locomotives on passenger workings this day are 672 "Fenchurch", 662 "Martello" and 32678 "Knowle" and 55 "Stepney".

In addition, a Southern Railway goods train will operate, hauled by a fifth Terrier, currently earmarked for W8 "Freshwater".

Discounted fares are available for advance bookings made by 30th September.

Terrier Weekend tickets can be ordered on-line through the Bluebell Railway Shop.


W8 with goods train - night-time photo shoot 2000 - Tony Pearce

 

 

A special photographers' evening will also take place on the Friday, with two visiting Terriers posed under floodlights at Horsted Keynes. The two locomotives include W8 "Freshwater". Tickets for the evening which commences at 18.30 and will last for two hours, are priced at £10.00 per person if purchased before 30th September or £15.00 per person from 1st October

Bookings for the photographers' evening can be made by contacting the Bluebell Railway customer services team on 01825 720800


Terriers in 2000 - Tony Pearce

Three of the Terriers are seen at the last gathering at the Bluebell, in 2000. (Tony Pearce).

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November

Terriers in 2005 - Jon Bowers More details to follow. Outline for the day is operation of a four-train passenger service with locomotives: Discounted fares are available for advance bookings made by 30th September.

Terrier Weekend tickets can be ordered on-line through the Bluebell Railway Shop.


Sunday Morning: Brighton Belle Pullman

Table Lamps On Sunday 12th November, a steam-hauled "Brighton Belle" Pullman Train will depart from Sheffield Park at about 8.30am for a return trip to Kingscote serving breakfast. The menu will include kippers, the favourite choice of passengers on the well-known electric Pullman train.

Keeping to the "Brighton" theme for the weekend, this train will be hauled by the E4 Class locomotive 32473, double-headed with one of the visiting Terriers, currently scheduled to be 32678 "Knowle".

The train fare and breakfast is priced at £30.00 per person which also allows unlimited travel on all other services through out the day.

Bookings for the Pullman train can be made by contacting the Bluebell Railway customer services team on 01825 720800.


Monday 13th November

"The Grand Line Up"

More details to follow, but to include a grand line up of Terrier locomotives across the north end of Horsted Keynes.

In addition, there will be a special train for the owners of the locomotives, or their representatives.

Six LBSCR Locomotives:

Fares on Monday 13th November:
Discounted fares are available for advance bookings made by 30th September.
Entry to Horsted Keynes station for photography only also available at £10.00

Terrier Weekend tickets can be ordered on-line through the Bluebell Railway Shop

For more information please contact our customer services team
Tel: 01825 720800 or e-mail.

The Event Guide and working Timetable for this weekend is available, price £2.50, from the Sales and Information Office (above the Shop at Sheffield Park Station), or by post (cheques payable to Bluebell Railway) from:

Sales and Information Office (Terrier Event Guide)
Bluebell Railway
Sheffield Park Station
East Sussex TN22 3QL

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Obviously every effort will be made to run the trains according
to these plans but unforeseen circumstances may entail alterations
or cancellations. Bluebell Railway plc reserves the right to vary any
of the provisions contained within this web page without prior notice.

How to find the Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park.
Sheffield Park Station is situated on the A275 main road mid-way between East Grinstead and Lewes, about two miles north of its junction with the A272. It is also well signposted from the A22 and A23 trunk roads by brown Tourist Board signs.
See also the Access to the Railway web page.

Terrier Weekend tickets can be ordered on-line through the Bluebell Railway Shop


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