The Bluebell Railway in West Sussex is a picturesque steam preservation haven for vintage railway lovers. Whether you’re Michael Portillo armed with your Bradshaw’s Guide, or a casual visitor, you’ll certainly enjoy a visit. A reprint of Bradshaw’s 1913 railway guide is available in the Bluebell shop at Sheffield Park.
The Bluebell line runs from Sheffield Park near Haywards Heath to East Grinstead and a regular stream drawn passenger service is operated on visitor days.
This video shows engine 1683, in the Southern Railway livery, arriving at Sheffield Park station on Easter Monday, 2013. The engine is then de-coupled and moved from one end of the train to the other, ready for the return journey to East Grinstead.