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...
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...
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Steam locomotive 323 Bluebell withdrawn from service

The Bluebell Railway has announced that their resident locomotive, 323 Bluebell, has been withdrawn from service.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...
Tornado at Woking with British Belmond Pullman

Tornado planned to visit the Bluebell in May

The Bluebell Railway has announced that plans, which will see Peppercorn A1 No. 60163 "Tornado" visit the Line, are at an advanced stage. Tornado is planned to operate five days while at the Bluebell Railway....
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...
Beachy Head boiler

An update on steam locomotive No. 32424 Beachy Head – September 2018

The Bluebell Atlantic Group have released an update on the construction of new build steam locomotive No.32424 Beachy Head. The boiler has been moved outside of Atlantic House for the final work to be completed....
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Steam locomotive No.73082 ‘Camelot’ withdrawn from traffic due to failure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...
Bluebell Railway steam home with top heritage awards

Bluebell Railway Wins Sussex Leisure and Tourism Award

The Bluebell Railway has announced that they have won a top award at the recent Sussex Business Awards. The Award Ceremony took place on the 30th November 2017. More than 400 people attended the event...
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...
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...