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Steam locomotive No.73082 ‘Camelot’ withdrawn from traffic due to failure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...
H2 No. 425 under LB&SCR ownership // Credit Dave Searle Collection

The Bluebell Atlantic Group (32424 “Beachy Head”) – Project Information

This week's Project Information comes from the Bluebell Railway, who are building a replica of a London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) H2 Atlantic. First, we will explore the origins of the class,...
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...
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...
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...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

LNER Gresley A1 and A3 Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

This week's Sole Survivor focuses on the class the world's most famous steam locomotive belongs to, the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Gresley A1 and A3 Class which the "Flying Scotsman" is a member...
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...
Bluebell win top award

Bluebell Steams Home With Heritage Awards

The Bluebell Railway has announced that they have won two awards at the recent National Railway Heritage Awards, held in London in December 2017. The railway took home the Siemens Signalling Award for the Horsted...
Bluebell Railway Track Trek Walkers

Track Trek At The Bluebell Railway

This weekend, 18th November 2017, the Bluebell Railway are holding their 'Track Trek' event. This walk is raising money for their Tr(ack) Action Appeal. This event provides a rare sight into the railway. Walkers get...
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...