Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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32473 in British Railways lined black at Horsted Keynes station in 2006
This London Brighton & South Coast Railways E4 0-6-2T was built in 1898 at Brighton Works. Its number was 473 and was named Birch Grove. it was withdrawn by BR around 1962.
For most of its time at the Bluebell Railway it has been in LBSC colours and named Birch Grove. Since this photo was taken it has been repainted (around 2010) back into its LBSC colours
Terriers Stepney and LBSC at Horsted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway in 2006
London Brighton & South Coast Railway A1 / A1x class 0-6-0T Stepney, was the Bluebell's very first steam locomotive.
2-6-4T no.80154 at Horstead Keynes in 2006
LBSCR Stroudley Terrier No. 8 Freshwater that was built in 1876 at the Brighton works of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. This Locomotivewas at Kingscote in 2006
This locomotive is based at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
The Bluebell Railway was the first standard gauge railways to to be reopened by as a preserved railway in the UK. It ran only from Sheffield Park to the small Bluebell Halt at first. Then for a number of years it ran between Sheffield Park station and Horsted Keynes. Trains then used to run from Sheffield Park to Kingscote.
Trains are now able to run to a new Bluebell station next to East Grinstead main line station, now that the work to clear the Imberhorne cutting is done. The cutting was filled with household waste from East Grinstead, after the line was closed. This now gives the Bluebell railway a mainline connection
Page updated 27/12/2022
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