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Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” 2-28-2011

The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for nine miles along the border between East Sussex and West Sussex, England. Steam trains are operated between Sheffield Park and Kingscote, with an intermediate station at Horsted Keynes.
The railway is managed and run largely by volunteers. It has the largest collection of steam locomotives in the UK after the National Railway Museum (NRM) (though the Midland Railway, Butterley owns more locomotives after the collection overall), and a collection of almost 150 carriages and wagons (most of them from before or between the world wars), unrivalled in the south of England. In addition to the 30+ locomotives resident on the line, a project is well under way to recreate a long-lost type of locomotive (a London, Brighton and South Coast Railway H2 Class Atlantic) from a few surviving parts.
The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge steam-operated passenger railway in the world to operate a public service, running the first train on 7 August 1960, shortly after the line from East Grinstead to Lewes had been closed by British Railways. The Bluebell Railway also preserved a number of steam locomotives even before the cessation of steam service on British mainline railways in 1968.
2007 marked the railway’s 125th anniversary. 2009 marks the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society’s 50th anniversary. 2010 marks the Bluebell’s 50th anniversary of running services. To mark the event, the railway is to hold a gala over 6th-8th August 2010 with all available home engines and two visitor engines.


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  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingover 3 years ago

    Fabulous image…with beautiful texture work! It looks like and old vingage picture…

  • TY very much Susan and for the fave!!! ;o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    a wonderful picture, just beautiful, well done,dawnxx

  • TY very much Dawn :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsover 3 years ago

    just love the vintage mood you have created here!!Excellent work!:-)

  • TY very much Lynda and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 3 years ago

    Excellent Image. – Ted

  • TY very much Ted :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    My bags are packed! Love the vintage look, this could have been taken decades ago, fabulous shot and edit.

  • TY ever so kindly darling Chris!!! and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • TY so very much Trish :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!! Love the golden color!

  • TY so very much Gena :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    Excellent my dear! It looks like an image from the roaring ’20’s!

  • TY so very much Karen!!! It is a cool place and cool trains :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 3 years ago

    Love this Dawn. Excellent vintage feel.

  • TY so very much Terrie and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 3 years ago

    I agree with Terrie – the vintage feel is perfect!

  • TY very much Gina :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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