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847 draws Santa Special stock out of platforms 4/5 at Horsted Keynes - Martin Lawrence - 3 December 2016 9 December: All services operating until 24 December are pre-booked only.

Presentation of the Siemens Signalling Award - Robert Hayward - 7 December 2016 The Siemens Signalling Award - Robert Hayward - 7 December 2016 Atlantic cab roof temporarily in place - Fred Bailey - 16 November 2016

Steam on the Bluebell this Autumn - Nick Dearden 3 December: All services operating until 24 December are pre-booked only.


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30541 with the Autumn Colours - Jonathan Hughes - 19 November 2016 25 November: 'Flying Scotsman' is visiting us in April


Flying Scotsman at the NRM - Phil Brown - April 2016 24 November: Note: Temporary timetable 26 & 27 Nov.

Princes Trust Community Investment - Ben Coughlan - 11 November 2016 Chearful chappie supervising loco preparations - Tom James - 19 Nov 2016

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Sentinel performs a ballast drop - Stuart Pay - 16 November 2016 16 November: Note: Temporary timetable 19/20 & 26/27 Nov.

Point motor commissioned - David Chappell - 13 November 2016 Relocated cabinets - David Chappell - 13 November 2016
Point, looking north, Brian & Andy - David Chappell - 13 November 2016 Track awaiting ballast, looking north - David Chappell - 13 November 2016

Track Trek in the Tunnel - Mike Anton - 12 November 2016 14 November: Note: Temporary timetable 19, 20, 26 & 27 Nov.

Track Trek setting off from East Grinstead - Mike Anton - 12 November 2016 73082 approaching Rock Cutting - Peter Edwards - 29 October 2016

8F at West Hoathly - Steve Lee - 30 October 2016 11 November: Note: No trains 12-13 Nov. - Temporary timetable 19, 20, 26 & 27 Nov.

B12 north of Sloop Bridge - Derek Hayward - 28 October 2016 Q-class and 'Dogfish' wagons entering Horsted Keynes - Stuart Pay - 3 November 2016

Q-class and the new point - Stuart Pay - 3 November 2016 10 November: Note: No trains 12-13 Nov. - Temporary timetable 19, 20, 26 & 27 Nov.

8F north of Sloop Bridge - Derek Hayward - 28 October 2016 73082 north of Leamland Junction - Derek Hayward - 28 October 2016

B12 at Mill Place Cutting with Goods train - Derek Hayward - 28 October 2016 7 November: Note: No trains 12-13 Nov. - Temporary timetable 19, 20, 26 & 27 Nov.

Q-class on shed - Mike Anton - 28 October 2016 178 with Observation Car special train - Richard Salmon - 5 November 2016

Temporary Timetable - November 2016 3 November:

S15 at Three Arch Bridge - Peter Edwards - 22 October 2016 S15 on Freshfield Bank - Derek Hayward - 28 October 2016
Vintage buses at Sheffield Park - Steve Lee - 30 October 2016 8F leaving the tunnel - Andrew Crampton - 28 October 2016

3rd November: Planned Power Cut - UK Power Networks plan to cut power at Sheffield Park from 8.30 to 4.30pm. However they hope to be quick and cause as little inconvenience as possible. It means the phone lines may not be operating for a time, and there will be no catering facilities, as the Bessemer Arms will not be open either.

Q-class arrives at Horsted Keynes - Brian Lacey - 25 October 2016 25 October


No.48624 on a photo charter on the Great Central Railway - Dave Bowles - 22 January 2015 24 October - See below for this week's timetable changes

Temporary Timetable - 24-27 October 2016 Q-class with Pullman Luncheon Train at Leamland Bridge - Derek Hayward - 23 October 2016
S15 at Three Arch Bridge - Peter Edwards - 22 October 2016 Anthony Mallinson presents his father's smokebox plate to the Bluebell - John Goss - 10 October 2016

No.48624 on a photo charter on the Great Central Railway - Dave Bowles - 22 January 2015 22 October - See below for our Temporary timetable changes


C-class arrives at Horsted Keynes with the Sunday Luncheon Golden Arrow service - Steve Lee - 9 October 2016 10 October - See below for our Temporary timetable changes
323 at West Hoathly with Autumn Tints special - Brian Lacey - 4 October 2016


Camelot preparing to haul the Sunday Luncheon Golden Arrow service - Steve Lee - 2 October 2016 7 October

Bulleid and Stroudley carriages in the C&W works - Derek Hayward - 2 October 2016 73965 + 73964 approaching Sharpthorne Tunnel with incoming ballast train 6Y05 - Andrew Crampton - 27 September 2016
The photos below, from Derek Hayward, show three of the buses at Sheffield Park last Sunday for the Vintage Bus Day. They are: Eastbourne 73 (BJK 673D), a 1966 Leyland Titan PD2; Southdown 277 (BUF 277C), a 1965 Leyland PD3/4; Maidstone & District 5138 (WKO 138S), a 1978 Bristol VRT/SL3/ECW, and in the second, LT RF 368 (MXX 10), a 1952 AEC Regal IV.
Bus Running Day - Derek Hayward - 2 October 2016 RF 368 at Sheffield Bridge - Derek Hayward - 2 October 2016

Temporary Timetable Changes

Temporary Timetable - Saturdays 8, 15 & 22 October 2016 Temporary Timetable - Sundays 9, 16 & 23 October 2016

Temporary Timetable - 24-27 October 2016


P-class 323 with Autumn Tints Special at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 5 October 2016 6 October

70013 at Bressingham - D Rawlins - CC BY 2.5 Own Work - May 2004 Beadle-bodied Leyland Titan PD2/12 RUF 186 - Steve Lee - 2 October 2016 S15 departs Horsted Keynes - Derek Hayward - 2 October 2016

C-class with the Wealden Rambler - Derek Hayward - 24 September 2016 2 October

B12 at North Norfolk - Leigh Caudwell / M&GN Joint Railway Society - 22 March 2014 Camelot at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 28 Sept 2016

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