: Julie Mills firstname.lastname@example.org
mobile (on the day only) 07810 494624
North Harbour at 10.30am and return at 3.30pm
date: 30th April
Ploughman's lunch (included)
The Bluebell Railway
was one of the first preserved heritage lines in the country resulting
in one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages
many of which were preserved straight out of service from British Railways.
The Bluebell Railway commenced train services in August 1960 and now
runs trains on a 22 mile return trip between Sheffield Park and East
Grinstead. Recreating trains from the 1880’s through to the 1960’s
The Bluebell Railway is popular with film and television productions,
especially Horsted Keynes, which has been seen regularly on television
and in films, including Downton Abbey, Muppets Most Wanted movie and
We start our train
journey at Sheffield Park Station which was built in 1882 by the London
Brighton and South Coast Railway.
The Bluebell Railway has restored this station in the style of the Brighton
era in the 1880s.
The station was really built to serve Lord Sheffield who owned the large
house and estate about a mile away. Lord Sheffield was a great supporter
of Cricket and the “Sheffield Shield” is still played for
today in Australia.Whilst offering scheduled steam train journey you
can relax with a Ploughman’s Lunch on board the train from Sheffield
Park, which is included in the cost.
Whilst at Sheffield
Park station the new museum, open on platform 2 and is well worth a
visit. Explore the treasures and read all about our railway from its
beginnings in 1882 through to the Bluebell Railway of the present day.
The highlight of any visit to the Bluebell is a viewing of our fantastic
collection of locomotives and carriages. From platform 1 you can wander
through the locomotive shed and view at close quarters the steam engines
waiting their next turn of duty. See if you can see our oldest locomotive
“Fenchurch” built in 1872, or his younger brother “Stepney”
who appears in the famous Thomas the Tank Engine story books.
download the Booking form please click the button to access all the
forms and scroll down to find the Bluebell form.