Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Small Engine Gala
19th MAY 2018
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Great Western Railway 0-6-0ST no 813
Great Western Railway 0-6-0ST no 813 into the East Grinstead Bluebell railway station
The railway line on the right goes to East Grinstead Main line railway station and is the Bluebell's mainline connection.
Great Western Railway 0-6-0ST no 813 in East Grinstead Bluebell railway station
This 0-6-0ST had come from the S.V.R. This Locomotive was at the Bluebell for just this Gala.
Great Western Railway 0-6-0ST no 813 into Horstead Keynes railway station
This 0-6-0 saddle tank no.813 was built for the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company by Hudswell Clarke of Leeds. It had entered service with the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company in 1901.
The Great Western Railway from 1908 maintained the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company's locos. In 1922 the GWR took over the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company. It was later sold to Robert Stephenson & Company who then sold it on to Backworth Collieries Limited in Northumberland. These Collieries became part of NCB.
The Bluebell 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 the 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
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