- Diesel Gala


Service update 24.03.18 

Due to the failure of D182 today, this locomotive will not be in service on Sunday 25th March. 

The following amendments have been made to set A on the timetable;
9am service from Sheffield Park and the 10.15am from East Grinstead will now be steam hauled by 847.
12pm and 3pm from Sheffield Park, 1.15pm and 4.15pm from East Grinstead will now be hauled by D4106.

The pre-booked brake van at 8.10am from Sheffield Park will still operate as planned.
Brake van rides at Horsted Keynes Station have been cancelled. 


This year's Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala will be held over the weekend of 23rd-25th March.

Three locomotives will be visiting:-

These fantastic locos have never hauled passenger trains on the Bluebell Railway before. 

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • Packed timetable with 3 different carriage sets
  • Daily Brake Van rides at Horsted Keynes station (with D4106)
  • Early morning Brake Van Trip
  • 12 carriage (loadex) train on Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • A sausage and mash supper in the Bessemer Arms following the last Saturday train

Early Morning Brake Van Trip

A return trip along the whole line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead stations aboard 'Queen Mary' Brake Van 56290. Our own Class 09 Diesel Shunter D4106  will haul this special service.

  • Please note: Tickets for this Brake Van Trip are not valid for travel on other trains during the day, a separate ticket will be required.


Thinking of coming for more than one day? Save money and buy a 2 or 3 day ticket


  • 1 day - £25
  • Any 2 days - £40
  • All 3 days - £50

Children (3-15yrs)

  • 1 day - £1.00
  • Any 2 days - £2.00
  • All 3 days - £3.00



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