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The Bluebell Railway
with the
Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society



USA class 0-6-0T (Jon Bowers)

was on SATURDAY 14th
& SUNDAY 15th
MAY 2005 (or was it 1945?)

Turning the clockback 60 years
to when the Southern Railway was
playing its part in the grip of war,
fighting for freedom

N.B. Change of date compared to that
advertised in 2005 Bluebell Railway Timetable -
Done to confuse the enemy, and avoid a clash with VE day!

Soldiers await their train

Photo reports from the event from:

Attractions at all stations:

  • Mock battles and escapes
  • Military vehicles
  • War-time newsreels in the cinema coach
  • Band concerts
  • Home Front display
  • Sample war food
  • Period costume discount
  • Daisy Maes Nursing display
  • ENSA concert shows throughout the day
  • NAAFI van
... and much more !!!
Intensive steam train service

Entrance to Kingscote station 2004 Not everything is grim! Jeeps

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