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...
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...
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...
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" // 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Steam locomotive No.73082 ‘Camelot’ withdrawn from traffic due to failure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...
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...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa joins 61306 Mayflower for Bluebell Railway Steam...

The Bluebell Railway has announced that steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the line alongside 61306 Mayflower for their Autumn Steam Gala. A special timetable will be in operation throughout the...
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...
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....
H Class no. 263 and O1 Class no. 65 Credit Martin Lawrence and Bluebell Railway website

60th Anniversary Events Planned For 2018 At The Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has planned to put on a gala to celebrate the 60th since the closure of the line. It was on the 17th of March, 1958, that the Bluebell Branch line was finally...