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Bluebell Steam Railway

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Bluebell Steam Railway
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 yesterday via mobile
Golden Arrow Sunday Lunch

Had lunch (a 70th birthday gift) with my wife on the Golden Arrow dining train on 19th August. The delicious three course meal was prepared and cooked to perfection and served by a well organised team of staff who were both professional and friendly; they...More

Thank David S
Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful atmosphere & excellent food on the Golden Arrow dining train

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary on the Pullman 'Golden Arrow'. As fans of 'Poirot', we wanted to experience the opulence of inter-war luxury travel, and it didn't disappoint. We travelled in the 1924 Pullman First class car 'Fingall', and the quality of the...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 2 days ago
Golden Arrow dining in Ashdown First Class car

Sat 18 Aug 2018, x2, 1930 Golden Arrow dining in Ashdown First Class car pre-booked by my girlfriend for our anniversary... we jumped the steam service from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park, to join the 1930 Golden Arrow service there. Despite other contradictory reviews I...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 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
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