Welcome to the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway was one of the first preserved heritage lines in the country commencing train services in August 1960.

As a result we have one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages many of which were preserved straight out of service from British Railways.

The Bluebell Railway runs steam trains on a 22 mile return trip between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. Today we are able to recreate trains from the 1880’s through to the 1960’s which is popular with film and television productions, especially Horsted Keynes, which has been seen regularly on television and in films, including Downton Abbey, Muppets Most Wanted movie and Churchill’s Secret.

Throughout the year we run various events including visiting engines, family fun days and historical themed days. For a full list please visit our events pages.

Whilst the Bluebell Railway offers timetabled steam train journeys we can also offer bespoke ways to celebrate a special day or corporate events. We also run dining trains on selected dates throughout the year, including our Premier services for Afternoon Tea and Silver Service dining, Supper Specials and Rail Ale with Jazz evenings.

Whilst visiting the Railway why not see what else Sussex has to offer such as the beautiful Gardens, Lewes Castle, historical properties and vineyards. Have a look at some of our suggestions here.

If you would like some suggestions on planning your visit to us check out our suggestions here.