Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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21C123 Blackmore Vale at Horsted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway in 2007
Bulleid West Country Class 4-6-2 Pacific Blackmore Vale was built at Brighton for the Southern Railway in February 1946 and was named Blackmoor Vale in August 1947.
Southern Railway U class 2-6-0 number 1638 waits in Horsted Keynes station with a train to Kingscote in 2007.
British Railways 2-6-4T 80151 out of Horsted Keynes heading for to Kingscote.
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 ran 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 had been filled with household waste from East Grinstead, after the line was closed. A lot of this household waste was taken away by train.
New Track signals and a new station platform at East Grinstead were then needed for Bluebell trains.
This now gives the Bluebell railway a mainline connection
The Bluebell was a steam only line for many years. It still only uses a diesel when it has to.
Page updated 27/12/2022
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