Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Eastleigh Lakeside steam locomotive heading to the Bluebell Railway

The Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway has announced that their A4 steam locomotive, Sir Nigel Gresley, is off to the Bluebell Railway this month. The 10 ¼ gauge locomotive will be visiting the line for their Giants...
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...
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...
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...
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...
No. 34059 boiler

Update on the boilers of steam locomotives No. 34059 and No. 21C123

The Bluebell Railway has released information on the completion of the boilers for steam locomotives No. 34059 "Sir Archibald Sinclair" and No. 21C123 "Blackmoor Vale". The new inner firebox for No. 34059 is complete, it has also...
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...
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 steam home with top heritage awards

Bluebell Railway Wins Sussex Leisure and Tourism Award

The Bluebell Railway has announced that they have won a top award at the recent Sussex Business Awards. The Award Ceremony took place on the 30th November 2017. More than 400 people attended the event...
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...