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Jewel in the Crown Appeal

Jewel in the Crown Appeal Our current major appeal is the Jewel in the Crown Appeal to raise at least £500,000 to help in the restoration of Horsted Keynes station, which has featured in scores of TV programmes and films, to repair leaking roofs and replace rotting beams at the Grade II-listed station. The railway's appeal co-ordinator Trevor Swainson said: "The station buildings were built in Victorian times and are now showing signs of wear and tear. We view Horsted Keynes as our 'jewel in the crown' and we hope this appeal puts the sparkle back into the station."
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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Please do donate to our Jewel in the Crown Appeal now if you are able to.
The Bluebell Railway Preservation Society was founded in 1959, and since the commencement of steam operated services in 1960, we have seen six decades of volunteer support for the operation of the Railway, which has been recognised by the granting of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Our hugely successful Keep up the Pressure appeal, to overhaul boilers for some of our steam locomotives, and the OP4 Cash for Cover appeal to complete the new Carriage shed and Heritage Skills Centre, both remain open.

How you can help:

Companies can help us as well:

  • Consider Payroll Giving by your company
  • Adopt the Bluebell Railway Trust as your charity of the year

For six decades the Bluebell Railway has been serving the community.
Find out more about our impact on:

65 ready to head north from Horsted Keynes - Brian Lacey - 29 February 2020
Empty coaching stock behind 'Camelot' at Waterworks - Peter Edwards - 30 November 2019
LCDR coach 114 - 4 Nov 2006 - Richard Salmon
80151 being admired at Horsted Keynes - Brian Lacey - 22 February 2020
178 at Sheffield Park - Brian Lacey - 11 February 2020
The local train approaches Horsted Keynes - Julian Clark - 13 October 2019
S15 at Birchstone Bridge - Derek Hayward - 8 September 2019
Q-class with Santa Special - Steve Lee - 7 December 2019
H-class with Chatham coaches, photo charter - Dave Braley - 21 November 2012
Bulldozing almost complete - Andy Palmer - 5 June 2017
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Last updated by Richard Salmon, 3 October 2021
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