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Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2024

Step back in time for a weekend of steam powered demonstrations and vintage fairground fun! Traction engines, road rollers, steam wagons, showman’s engines, crane engines and more… bringing Horsted Keynes station to life with recreations of a bygone age.

See how road building, wood sawing, timber haulage and thrashing were carried out in the early 1900s. Watch as steam wagons and pantechnicons arrive with goods to be unloaded for onward rail transport and larger loads are craned into wagons. Experience vintage fairground rides, enjoy an ice cream and watch miniature steam displays in the paddock, with a fabulous view of the passenger trains passing by.

On Saturday evening, we will be hosting live music, food and drink at Horsted Keynes after the event on this day. Everyone is welcome to this event so come along, wind down and enjoy the evening with us!

On Both Days

Steam-hauled passenger trains will be passing through the station and a goods train (hauled by No.72 Fenchurch) will be shunting in and out amid the activity! Immerse yourself in the attraction of fine steam-based machinery which will be in attendance throughout the weekend. It’s steam at its best; both on and off the rails! Suitable for all ages.

The weekend timetable is now available to view below. PLUS KIDS FOR A QUID!

Accessibilty: We are pleased to offer a specially adapted area for wheelchair users on some services during this event.
If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel during this event, please contact customer services (01825 720800 or enquiries@bluebell-railway.com) and they will be happy to discuss your requirements with you
Accessible toilets are available at each station, but we regret we have no "Changing Places" toilets, or accessible toilets on our trains

Advance ticket prices:

Ticket Type

Adult  £30.00
Child 3-15 yrs (Kids For A Quid) £1.00
*BRPS Member Adult £15.00
*BPRS Member Child 3-15 yrs (Kids For A Quid) £1.00
**Carer £15.00

*BRPS - Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. Enjoy many membership benefits including disounted travel. Further details can be found on our webpage Membership

**Carer - Must be purchased within a transaction containing at least one full rated fare for an adult or child. 

Please note:

  • Children under 3yrs (and babies) travel for free and do not require a ticket
  • Tickets are for 3rd class travel only
  • Carers will be required to show proof on the day of travel
  • BRPS members will be required to show proof of membership on the day of travel

Booking information

  • £1.95 transaction fee will be added per booking for any tickets purchased online.
  • eTickets are dispatched by email free of charge. You will receive 2 separate emails, a booking confirmation and your tickets.
  • If you purchase an eTicket, please print off a copy of your eTicket and bring it with you on the day of travel. If you are unable to print off your ticket and wish to bring it with you on a smartphone or tablet, it is advisable to bring a screenshot as mobile signal at some of our stations, and on our trains, is limited.
  • All bookings made under this online advance discount offer are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Terms & Conditions can be found on our website

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