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73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

Steam locomotive No.73082 ‘Camelot’ withdrawn from traffic due to failure

The 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society has unfortunately had to withdraw their British Railways (BR) Standard Class 5 No.73082 "Camelot" following the engine failing while hauling passenger trains on April 17th. Damage caused by the failure? On...
OP4 april update from Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway release update on Operation Undercover Phase 4

The Bluebell Railway, in East Sussex, has released their April update on their Operation Undercover Phase 4 project. This project will see rolling stock be undercover and away from the elements. Sadly, the past few...
Standard class 2 steam locomotive

Bluebell Railway Standard Class 2 Project (steam locomotive No. 84030) – Project Information

This week we bring you another New Build Project from the Bluebell Railway, their project to recreate a British Railways (BR) Standard Class 2 Tank. We will firstly look at the history of this small...
45157 "The Glasgow Highlander" // Credit RailAdvent

Steam railtours and special railway events this March

Halfway through March and there are still plenty of events to visit this month, we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar. Along with the...
No. 323 Bluebell // Credit: Bluebell Railway

Steam locomotive No. 323 to Visit the Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway has announced that South Eastern & Chatham Railway P-Class No. 323 "Bluebell", from the Bluebell Railway, will make a visit to the line. 323 Bluebell's Preserved Life 323 was one of the...
No. 34059 boiler

Update on the boilers of steam locomotives No. 34059 and No. 21C123

The Bluebell Railway has released information on the completion of the boilers for steam locomotives No. 34059 "Sir Archibald Sinclair" and No. 21C123 "Blackmoor Vale". The new inner firebox for No. 34059 is complete, it has also...
The Bug arriving at New Romney on the Romney, hythe and dymchurch railway

February Half Term Events at Preserved Railways – South East and South West

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the south-east and south-west England open this February Half Term. Normal fares...
Bluebell Railway acquires bridge plaque

Bluebell Railway acquire bridge plaque

The Bluebell Railway has announced that it has acquired a London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) bridge parapet plaque. The plaque has been acquired from the East Dulwich to Tulse Hill railway line...
73082 "Camelot" undergoing maintenance // Credit The 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society

Update on the work carried out on steam locomotive 73082 “Camelot”

BR Standard 5 No. 73082 "Camelot" has been undergoing maintenance work at the Bluebell Railway. The work is being carried out by the Bluebell Railway's Workshop team. What work has been done? Removal of the valves...
31271 // Credit A1A Locomotives Ltd

Diesels confirmed so far for Bluebell’s diesel gala

The Bluebell Railway has announced three diesel locomotives that are confirmed to attend their diesel gala. Which Diesels? The types of diesel confirmed to attend the gala are: Class 45 'Peak' No.45041 "Royal Tank Regiment" (BR...