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Lavender Line

Lavender Line, Isfield signal box Lavender Line, Brakevan rides

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Isfield, East Sussex TN22 5XB

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www.lavender-line.co.uk

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4ft 8½in

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The Lavender Line runs for a 2 mile round trip through the beautiful Sussex Countryside between the village of Isfield and the Parish of Little Horsted. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of a steam railway whilst travelling through the picturesque Wealden countryside.

The line is now just a mile long and starts at Isfield station. It heads northwards towards Little Horsted where the train pauses at Worth Halt before returning to Isfield. Train rides normally last about 15 minutes per trip with trains leaving every half hour.

The reason why it's called the Lavender Line is because of the activities of a local business man A.E Lavender who had his coal merchant office located by the cattle dock at Isfield station. Although his business was based in the nearby village of Ringmer the closest railway station was Isfield and he therefore had his office situated at Isfield station which enabled coal delivers to be taken straight from the railway coal yard to nearby businesses. The unique coal office still remains at Isfield station to this day and now houses our model railway, along with a number of pieces of railway memorabilia of which would have been used at the station during the days of steam.