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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,...
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...

SR Bulleid Pacifics steam locomotives – Class Information

This week's Class Information will be looking at the Southern Railway Bulleid Pacifics, the Merchant Navy, West Country & Battle of Britain classes. After looking into the history of both classes, we will then move...
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...
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...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Reserve your space to ride behind steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa now!

The Bluebell Railway has announced that two carriages on the trains hauled by will be reserved for pre-purchased ticket holders only. 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the Bluebell Railway for their Giants...
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...
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...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

An update on the Bluebell Railway Steam Locomotive fleet

The Bluebell Railway has released an update on their fleet of steam locomotives, both at the railway and away from the railway. The weather has been up and down for the past few months, but...