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The Summer Steam Gala

was held on 5th & 6th August 2000

Celebrating the 40th year of Bluebell Railway train services. SECR C-Class and O1 double-head
On the Saturday, the 11.45 service from Sheffield Park passes Holywell headed by SECR No. 65 & 592 (Jon Bowers)
Stepney and Birch Grove
Stepney and Birch Grove are seen climbing away from Horsted Keynes. (Jon Bowers)
C-class early in the morning
No.592 worked the first train of the weekend (the 9.50 from Horsted Keynes) pictured at West Hoathly. (Jon Bowers)

New: "GricerBus" Service
A special free bus service for photographers, called at popular photographic locations between Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes, and also served Horsted Keynes village.

75027 passes Holywell
No. 75027 passing Holywell with the 10.35 on the Saturday from Sheffield Park. (Jon Bowers)

Camelot at Nobles Farm
No. 73082 "Camelot" passes Nobles farm with the Saturday 11.10 service from Sheffield Park. (Jon Bowers)

Birch Grove at 3-Arch Bridge
No. 473 "Birch Grove" seen coasting towards Three Arch bridge with the 11.07 from Kingscote, again on the Saturday. (Jon Bowers)


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