Alighting At The Bluebell Railway This Spring

Alighting At The Bluebell Railway This Spring

The Bluebell Railway was one of the first preserved heritage lines in the country resulting in one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages many of which were preserved straight out of service from British Railways.

Train services commenced in August 1960 and run on a 22 mile return trip between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. Recreating trains from the 1880’s through to the 1960’s The Bluebell Railway is popular with film and television productions, especially Horsted Keynes, which has been seen regularly on television and in films.

This spring there are several offers to give visitors a first class experience

Spring Offer

Book before 22nd April for travel on the Bluebell Railway’s carriage ‘Ashdown’ this Spring on the Golden Arrow Dining service on any date up to 25th May and enjoy one FREE bottle of house wine per couple!

This beautifully restored 1st Class dining carriage was built in the 1950s and was used on the ‘Boat Train’ service that conveyed passengers from London to Southampton where they would board the luxury transatlantic liners of the day. Enjoy a three course meal on board whilst travelling through the beautiful Sussex countryside – spring is in the air and the Bluebells should be at their best throughout the period.

There’s a Tornado on its way

60163 ‘Tornado’ will be visiting the Bluebell Railway 25th – 29th May. Why not book for a trip behind this famous locomotive and enjoy a tasty brunch at the same time? On Sunday 27th May seats are available in the luxurious Pullman carriages for this trip, which departs from Sheffield Park Station at 10am, and the cost of £50 per person includes the fare and cooked breakfast and your tickets can then be used on other timetabled trains that day.

Want to travel behind Tornado later in the day? If you book for the Brunch service then you can also add seats for the Afternoon Tea train at the very special price of £18pp.

Please note that seats on all the dining service on 27th May are subject to availability and need to be paid for at the time of booking.

New for 2018 – Bessemer Specials

Travel from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park on selected Mondays and enjoy a two-course meal in the Bessemer Arms on platform 1. Your train departs at 11.45am and will leave from Sheffield Park Station for your journey back to East Grinstead at 3.45pm. All this for £18 pp – what a bargain!

There are only a limited amount of places available each week so advance booking is essential. This offer is available on dates when Service 1 is in operation.

The Bluebell Railway

Address: The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL


Telephone: 01825 720800