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Bluebell Railway Blog:
Archive 1999


Please be aware that due to the historical nature of this page, some of the links on it may be out of date.

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17 December 1999:
15 December:
9 December:
6 December:
2 December:
1 December:
30 November:
24 November:
23 November:
18 November:
17 November, updated 18 November:
16 November:
15 November:
  • "Stop Press" on the Stepney Club Page
  • Update from Peter Richards with the latest news of the Horsted Keynes Re-signalling.
  • Page appealing for funds for the overhaul of No.323 removed, pending a decision on the future of the appeal.

12 November:
11 November:
  • Gradient Profile to the South of Kingscote modified in accordance with Les Haines' survey, as detailed in the latest Friends of Kingscote Newsletter.

4 November:
3 November:
1 November:
29 October:
  • Photos from Jon Bowers taken last Sunday added to the report on the Giants of Steam special event.
  • Dates for 19-20 February 2000 Special Winter Steam-up Weekend added to the Special Events Listing.

28 October:
  • We now have our own domain name, www.bluebell-railway.co.uk. The site however remains unchanged, so existing links and bookmarks will continue to work. Due to past unreliability, the use of the alias "www.visitweb.com/bluebell" is to be avoided.

26 October:
25 October:
21 October:
19 October:
18 October:
11 October:
  • Updates from Peter Richards to the pages describing the Signalling and Signal Box Diagrams for Kingscote and Sheffield Park.

8 October:
1 October:
27 September:
24 September:
  • Update to the Horsted Keynes Re-signalling page, including a photo of the new bracket signal (inner home) at the South end of the station, which comes into service next week, and advance warning of the re-numbering of Horsted Keynes platforms. That wonderful Bluebell idiosyncrasy, "Platform 0", looses its charm somewhat as it becomes "Platform 1". As a result I guess we will have, in "Platform 5", the highest numbered platform in Preservation.

22 September:
21 September:
20 September:
14 September:
  • The Bluebell Railway and our Golden Arrow Pullman Dining Train are both listed on the new Country-Lovers web site, which is added to our links page.
  • The Railway, and all our forthcoming special events are listed by w3fasttrack - The Great British Railway Directory, which is also added to the links page.

13 September:
9 September:
4 September:
3 September:
1 September:
31 August:
26 August:
25 August:
  • Lewis Nodes has added photos of Birch Grove's visit to the Isle of Wight to the Loco Photo News pages.

17 August:
16 August:
12 August:
  • New photos added of the bodies of the pair of Stroudley Brakes, Nos. 676 and 949, which arrived last year.

11 August:
10 August:
9 August:
  • Update to page on LCDR Brake Second No.106, now that further details of its history (it was used on hop-pickers specials between 1921 and 1925) have been discovered. Also updated due to progress with its restoration.

6 August:
30 July:
29 July:
  • It has been noticable that for a few days now the visitweb.com alias to this web site has not been functioning.
  • Updates to Carriage Fleet Review; Victorian coaches, Bulleid coaches, and Revised Overview.
  • A start has been made on going through the web site defining the text colour as black etc, (since, having defined the background colour one ought to define the other text colours as well).

27 July:
  • The alphabetical index pages, which were proving very time consuming to maintain, have been replaced by a rather good, free, third party Search Engine, which maintains its own index of this web site.

26 July:
22 July:
19 July:
  • Update to the SE&CR Centenary page, including further details of the SE&CR Centenary Weekend, 7-8 August.

15 July:
13 July:
12 July:
9 July:
  • BASH Page updated with latest restoration progress on the Victorian Metropolitan Railway carriages.

8 July:
6 July:
  • Locomotive Roster for the next couple of months, giving details of which locos should be working on what days. Please note that the roster for any particular day may be subject to change at short notice due to operational requirements.

5 July:
2 July:
25 June:
  • Details added to the Access to the Railway pages for Coastlink 1999 and Surrey Hills Leisure bus services, which provide links from South London and Surrey to the railway.

17 June:
15 June:
11 June:
3 June:
1 June:
27 May:
25 May:
19 May:
18 May:
  • Following the decision at Saturday's AGM, now is a very good time to join the BRPS, or upgrade to Life Membership, since subscription rates will rise as from September 1st 1999. Full details are on the Membership page and the Membership Application Form has been updated.
  • Update to page on the current signalling work at Horsted Keynes.
  • Added to the Accommodation page: Bluebell member Mike Mundy has a web page for his English Tourist Board 2 Crown Highly Commended B&B, THE HOMESTEAD, in nearby Burges Hill.

7 May:
5 May:
  • Update to Access to the Railway to include details of the new Metrobus Route 40. This provides a Summer leisure service on Sundays & Public Holidays (2nd May - 26th September only). The route links Wakehurst Place, Haywards Heath main-line station, Sheffield Park Station and Danehill. The service runs hourly, and is a very major improvement in public transport to the leisure attractions of the area. Wheelchair accessible buses are normally used.

30 April:
28 April:
25 April:
22 April:
20 April:
14 April:
13 April:
9 April:
8 April:
7 April:
5 April:

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