34059's Rolling Chassis // Credit John Fry

Update on the Overhaul of steam locomotive 34059 “Sir Archibald Sinclair” – July 2019

A big milestone has been reached in the overhaul of the Bluebell Railway's Southern Railway 'Battle of Britain' Class engine with the start of the overhaul on the rolling chassis. Rolling Chassis As can be seen...
Tender Tank // Credit D G Welding

June Update on new build steam locomotive 32424 Beachy Head

Good progress is being on the construction of London, Brighton and South Coast Railway H2 Atlantic No.32424 "Beachy Head" at the Bluebell Railway. Boiler Majority of the backhead's lagging has been fitted. A few areas will be...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

An update on steam locomotive 73082 Camelot

The Bluebell Railway has released an update on the repair work taking place on 73082 Camelot. The left-hand side trailing driving wheelset manganese axle box liner repairs are now complete, and the frames were reunited...
323 Bluebell

Steam locomotive 323 Bluebell withdrawn from service

The Bluebell Railway has announced that their resident locomotive, 323 Bluebell, has been withdrawn from service. The P class of locomotive entered service in 2011 after an overhaul, and has proved popular with volunteers and...
30587

Steam locomotive 30587 to visit the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has announced that Beattie Well Tank 30587 will be visiting the line in 2019. The London and South Western Railway locomotive will be visiting for the Branch Line Weekend, which is being...
498 As Built // Credit A Major

LSWR/SR S15 Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Built to haul a variety of freight trains on the London & South Western Railway, the Urie S15s would operate right up to the last few years of steam on the Southern Region. Once looking...
Chassis of 928 "Stowe" // Credit V Class 928 'Stowe' FB Page

Progress on the Overhaul of steam locomotive No.928 Stowe

Good progress has been made on overhauling Southern Railway V "Schools" Class No.928 Stowe based at the Bluebell Railway. Boiler A milestone has been reached with the return of the firebox from repair work. Currently, the side...
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Eastleigh Lakeside steam locomotive heading to the Bluebell Railway

The Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway has announced that their A4 steam locomotive, Sir Nigel Gresley, is off to the Bluebell Railway this month. The 10 ¼ gauge locomotive will be visiting the line for their Giants...
61306 "Mayflower" // Credit Alan Wilson

Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower unable to attend Bluebell gala

The Bluebell Railway has announced that B1 No.61306 Mayflower will not be attending their Giants of Steam event on the 12th - 14th October 2018. This is disappointing for the line, which was expecting 61306...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

TIMINGS ADDED: Steam locomotive 73082 Camelot to make rare movement on mainline tomorrow

As the West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala approaches, one of their visiting steam locomotives (73082 Camelot) will be making a rare appearance on the national network. Standard Class 5 No.73082 Camelot is expected to...
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