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Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway Bluebell Railway

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Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 3QL

11 miles

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www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/

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4ft 8½in

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The volunteer-run Bluebell Line was the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway, re-opening part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1960. Since then it has developed into one of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex, yet it still remains true to its objectives of the preservation for posterity of a country branch line, its steam locomotives, coaches and goods stock, signalling systems, stations and operating practices.

In addition to scheduled passenger trains, there is also the Golden Arrow Pullman Dining Train on which you can experience the ultimate "meal out", the Wealden Rambler afternoon tea train, and hugely popular Fish & Chip and Rail Ale evenings. In the run up to Christmas each year there are very popular Santa Specials where the children receive presents from Father Christmas, and a full programme of other Special Events.