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...
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...
No. 323 Bluebell // Credit: Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Release New-For-2018 Footplate Taster Days

The Bluebell Railway is offering a new Footplate Taster Day for 2018! The perfect gift for any Train Enthusiast or why not treat yourself?! This makes a perfect Christmas present if you are still looking...
No. 323 Bluebell // Credit: Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway Launch Track Appeal

The Bluebell Railway have launched a Track Appeal to renew sections of track on the line which has become uneven due to track wear. The Bluebell Railway wants to make sure their ride is as...
Bluebell Railway Pullman Car 54

Bluebell Railway Give Update On Pullman Car 54

The Bluebell Railway have released an update on their quest to restore Pullman Car 54. The railway hopes to use this on trains when it is finished. Last month, the railway lifted the wooden body...
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...
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...
813 at Severn Valley Railway Credit GWR 813 Preservation Fund FB Page

Great Western Railway Tank No. 813 joins line-up for Bluebell’s Branch Line Gala

The Bluebell Railway has confirmed that Great Western Railway Tank No. 813 (Port Talbot Railway No. 26) is set to visit the line for their Branch Line Gala in May. About 813 813 is owned by...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...
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...