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PUBLIC TRAIN INFORMATION

Services for the Period:
Saturday 24 February to Thursday 15 March 2018
Last updated on 21 February

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Locomotives and Carriages shown on this page are those rostered, but cannot be guaranteed since plans can (and often do) change at short notice due to operational circumstances.

2nd Class Please note that where a carriage is shown as having Second Class seating this reflects its designation when last in service with British Railways. All non-First Class tickets on the Bluebell Railway are Third Class, as was in use until it was reclassified as Second Class (later Standard Class) in 1956.

This page is updated by to whom any queries should be addressed. Special thanks to Gordon Dudman for helping with updates.


THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 22 AND 23 FEBUARY

No Public Train Service

SATURDAY 24 FEBUARY

Our special "Sulky Service" operates along with our Wealden Rambler afternoon tea train.

Engine : Set A :
847 1482 1838 4941 2526 25728 16210
Engine : Set WR :
65 4824 34556 1674 3064
Engine : SPL ECS :
D4106 3064
10:15 HK - SP  (Return LE to HK under local arrangments)


SUNDAY 25 FEBUARY

Our special "Sulky Service" operates along with our Golden Arrow Luncheon train.

Engine : Set A :
847 1482 1838 4941 2526 25728 16210
Engine : Set GA :
65 64 175 32975 3064


MONDAY 26 FEBUARY TO FRIDAY 2 MARCH

No Public Train Service

SATURDAY 3 MARCH

Our special "Sulky Service" operates along with our Wealden Rambler afternoon tea train and an evening Golden Arrow Pullman Dining Train.

Engine : Set A :
847 1482 1838 4941 2526 25728 16210
Engine : Set WR :
263 4824 34556 1674 3064
Engine : Set GA :
263 64 175 32975 3064


SUNDAY 4 MARCH

Our special "Sulky Service" operates along with our Golden Arrow Luncheon train.

Engine : Set A :
847 1482 1838 4941 2526 25728 16210
Engine : Set GA :
263 64 175 32975 3064


MONDAY TO FRIDAY 5 TO 9 MARCH

No Public Train Service

SATURDAY 10 MARCH

Our special "Sulky Service" operates along with a demonstration Goods service and an evening Murder Mystery Pullman Dining Train.

Engine : Set A :
847 1482 1838 4941 2526 25728 16210
Engine : Set GDS :
263 56290
Engine : Set MM :
263 64 175 32975 3064


SUNDAY 11 MARCH

Our special "Sulky Service" operates along with our Golden Arrow Luncheon train.

Engine : Set A :
847 1482 1838 4941 2526 25728 16210
Engine : Set GA :
263 64 175 32975 3064


MONDAY TO THURSDAY 12 TO 15 MARCH

No Public Train Service

Bluebell Fares page.


Loco Roster page.
Please note locos rostered will be subject to change at short notice. Visitors intending to travel to the railway to see a specific locomotive operating are advised to check on the day of their visit by telephoning the general office on 01825 720800.


TIMETABLES

Service 1
One train service along with a Lunch Train or Wealden Rambler and Evening Dining Train
Service 2
Two train service with Lunch Train or Wealden Rambler and Evening Dining Train.
Sulky Service
A Variation of our Service 1 but replicating
 the service operated by BR 60 years ago

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

WARNING: Discounted tickets may NOT be available for most of our special events. Please contact the customer services department on 01825 720800 for more information, or e-mail.

 

Sat 24 Feb 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable)
  Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
Sun 25 Feb 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable)
  Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Sat 03 March 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable)
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
  Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
Sun 04 March 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable)
  Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Sat 10 March 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable)
  Demonstration Goods Service
  Golden Arrow Murder Mystery Dining Train
Sun 11 March 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable)
  Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Sat 17 March 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable) - Celebration of 60 years since BR Closed the line
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
Sun 18 March 2018 Sulky Service (4-trip timetable) - Celebration of 60 years since BR Closed the line
  Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Fri 23 March 2018 Diesel Gala
Sat 24 March 2018 Diesel Gala
Sun 24 March 2018 Diesel Gala
Wed 28 March 2018 Full Steam Ahead
Thur 29 March 2018 Full Steam Ahead
Fri 30 March 2018 Good Friday "Mad Hatter"
Sat 31 March 2018 Easter Saturday "Mad Hatter"
  Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Sun 01 April 2018 Easter Day "Mad Hatter"
  Golden Arrow Luncheon Train (Easter Sunday)
Mon 02 April 2018 Easter Monday "Mad Hatter"
  Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train (Easter Monday)
Sat 07 April 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
Sun 08 April 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Fri 13 April 2018 Evening Supper Train (Reserve Date)
Sat 14 April 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
Sun 15 April 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Mon to Fri 16 to 20 April 2018 Bluebell Specials
Fri 20 April 2018 Golden Arrow Murder Mystery Dining Train
Sat 21 April 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
  NO GTR RAIL SERVICE TO EG - Busses to and from Purley
Sun 22 April 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
  NO GTR RAIL SERVICE TO EG - Busses to and from Purley
Mon to Fri 23 to 27 April 2018 Bluebell Specials
Wed 25 April 2018 Sussex Belle Luncheon Train
Fri 27 April 2018 Real Ale Train (Reserve Date)
Sat 28 April 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
Sun 29 April 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Mon 30 April to Fri 4 May 2018 Bluebell Specials
Fri 4 May 2018 Evening Supper Train
Sat 5 May 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
Sun 6 May 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Mon 7 May 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train (May Bank Holiday)
Tue to Fri 8 to 11 May 2018 Bluebell Specials
Sat 12 May 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
Sun 13 May 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Mon & Tue 14 & 15 May 2018 Bluebell Specials
Wed 16 May 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Bluebell Specials
Thu 17 May 2018 Last of Bluebell Specials
Fri 18 to Sun 20 May 2018 Branchline Weekend (Details TBC)
Fri 25 May 2018 Real Ale Train
Sat 26 May 2018 Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea Train
  Golden Arrow Dining Train
Sun 27 May 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train
Mon 28 May 2018 Golden Arrow Luncheon Train (Bank Holiday Monday)
Fri 25 to Thu 29 May Spring Bank Holiday "Tornado" Steam Gala


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