|> The Bluebell Railway|
The volunteer run
Bluebell Line was the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway,
re-opening part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton &
South Coast Railway in 1960. Since then it has developed into one of the largest
tourist attractions in Sussex, yet it still remains true to its objectives of
the preservation for posterity of a country branch line, its steam locomotives,
coaches and goods stock, signalling systems, stations and operating practices.
The famous vintage engines and coaches run through 5 miles of glorious Wealden Sussex scenery. At Sheffield Park station there is a museum of historic railway relics and refreshments are available. There are car parks at both Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes stations. The railway operates from Sheffield Park to Horsted Keynes throughout the year, but daily only during June to September. Wednesdays and weekends during May and October. Special Easter and Spring Bank Holiday services will operate. An interval service operates during winter at weekends with special Christmas holiday services with Father Christmas on board.
|Bluebell Railway Website|