Sunny Days on the Bluebell Railway
Programme number: BLS005
Running time: 28 minutes approx.
Available on Steam Age Pictures Volume 12
Sat. 17th June 2006 (9:19)
Navy Locomotive Preservations Society's AGM was held at Sheffield Park
station, so I took my camera with me and made a day of it. I started at
Horsted Keynes, moved down to Sheffield Park for the meeting, and rounded
off the day (with permission) by the line side at the top of Freshfield
Sat. 4th November 2006 (18:32)
The weather forecast looked really good, there was
no mainline tour in the south, and I’d heard on the grapevine that there
would be five locomotives in steam and lots of vintage carriages. Since
I’d never filmed nor ridden on the northern section of the line, I decided
to concentrate on this part. I started at Horsted Keynes again, took a
ride up to Kingscote, then walked up the footpath beside the line from
HK. I finished off with a couple of shots around Sharpthorne tunnel and
the site of West Hoathley station (now demolished).
More details of the locos and carriages are available
on the Bluebell web-site.
Click the thumbnails to see a larger version; all
are JPEG files, between about 10 and 50 kB.
||LBSCR A1X “Terrier” 0-6-0T, no. 55 Stepney, shuttling
up and down Horsted Keynes station with a footplate experience course,
and hauling two superb 4-wheeled carriages.
||LBSCR A1X “Terrier” 0-6-0T, no. 672 Fenchurch
on footplate experience duties at Horsted Keynes.
||SR U 2-6-0, no. 1638 with a rake of Pullman cars.
||SR West Country 4-6-2, no. 21C123 Blackmore Vale
with a mix of Bulleid and BR Mark 1 bogie coaches.
||SECR O1 0-6-0, no. 65 with two different rakes
of vintage bogie carriages: one is a mix of older Southern Railway stock
and the LNWR observation saloon; the other is a superb matching set of
3 Metropolitan Railway non-corridor carriages.
||BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T, no. 80151 (running
as 80154) hauling a mix of Bulleid and BR Mark 1 bogie coaches.
Also on Volume 12, Mainline
2006, Part 2 (GWR, LNER & Southern Locos)
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