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Bluebell Steam Railway

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Bluebell Steam Railway
US$24.58
Overview
What's Included?
  • Take a trip up and down a heritage railway line on The Bluebell Railway between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park
  • See some lovingly restored steam trains, both in use and at one of the largest collections in the UK
The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running along the border between East and West Sussex, taking you through beautiful scenery while you sit in a lovingly preserved steam train carriage. With the second largest collection of steam trains and carriages in the UK, there’s plenty for fans of the steam engine to take a look at. The various stations en-route have been restored to show different periods of the railway's life, so you’ll be taking a trip through time as you travel between 1960s East Grinstead and 1920s Sheffield Park
What to Expect

The Bluebell Railway is a 11 mi (17.7 km) heritage line almost entirely in West Sussex in England. It is managed by the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. It uses steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, with intermediate stations at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote.

The first preserved standard gauge steam-operated passenger railway in the world to operate a public service, the society ran its first train on 7 August 1960, less than three years after the line from East Grinstead to Lewes had been closed by British Railways.

On 23 March 2013, the Bluebell Railway started to run through to its new East Grinstead terminus station. At East Grinstead there is a connection to the national rail network, the first connection of the Bluebell Railway to the national network in 50 years, since the Horsted Keynes – Haywards Heath line closed in 1963.

Today the railway is managed and run largely by volunteers. Having preserved a number of steam locomotives even before they stopped running on British mainline railways in 1968, today it has over 30 steam locomotives - the largest collection in the UK after the National Railway Museum. The Bluebell also has almost 150 carriages and wagons, most of them pre-1939

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Reviewed today
Fabulous

Definitely a great afternoon out for us. We booked a “Steam and Cream” package, which left from Sheffield Park and consisted of a (approximately) 2 hour journey on the steam train whilst being served a delicious cream tea. As a commuter of 38 years, the...More

Thank Kelly-of-Kent
Reviewed 3 days ago
Brillaint day out for Kids and Adults alike!

A brilliant day out for kids and adults We went on the Steam Through The Ages weekend where there were different activities at three of the stations such as Spitfires to look into, donkey rides, a Punch and Judy show and a blitz experience on...More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
First time great day

Myself and my partner decided to visit after seeing a deal on Groupon. What made the day special was the people in Victorian costumes at Sheffield park celebrating 100 years of steam and the various WW2 exhibits at horsted Keynes. Overall a nice day out.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Goldener Pfeil

We had a treat booked for us a trip on the Golden Arrow Pullman for the evening dining, we have been a few times before and this time the service was better than the last couple of times. All the staff were going about their...More

Thank 103er
Reviewed 1 week ago
Proper steam hauled railway with authentic stock

Enjoyed a good morning out on the railway. Would have liked to spend longer, but it was part of a Virgin Experience gift so we had to move on. Best to go at this time of the year when there's a full service, as it...More

Thank Michael K
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