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...
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...
The Bug arriving at New Romney on the Romney, hythe and dymchurch railway

February Half Term Events at Preserved Railways – South East and South West

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the south-east and south-west England open this February Half Term. Normal fares...
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...
813 at Severn Valley Railway Credit GWR 813 Preservation Fund FB Page

Tank No. 813 to visit Kent and East Sussex Railway and Bluebell Railway

Tank Engine No.813, built by the Port Talbot, is set to visit both the Kent and East Sussex Railway (K&SER) and Bluebell Railway. What will Tank No. 813 be involved in? No.813, based at the Severn Valley...
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...
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...
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...
34059 boiler and firebox

Bluebell Presses On With Firebox Building With The Help From The South Devon Railway

Bluebell Resident Locos 34059 and 21C123 are having their new fireboxes built. Six new inner fireboxes are currently under construction at the engineering section of the South Devon Railway with help of the Firebox...
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...
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