Bluebell Railway Preservation Society

A Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England, Number 13745313

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BRPS becomes a Company Limited by Guarantee – 1 January 2022

Today marks the Society’s transition from an unincorporated association to a Company Limited by Guarantee, as approved at the Society’s EGM last October. All current members have been transferred to the new Company. The Society’s name remains the same as we have been granted exemption from using “Limited”, so we appear on the Companies House website as Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, company number 13745313, registered in England. All the officers and trustees are now Directors of the company but will continue to be called Trustees.

View the Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Association.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Chris Cooper
HRH The Princess Royal presents Chris Cooper with his award - Roy Watts - 20 October 2021
Many congratulations to Bluebell volunteer Chris Cooper, who received a lifetime achievement award at the annual National Transport Trust awards on 20 October 2021. The award was received for his services to the Bluebell Railway – in particular for his carriage cleaning work. HRH The Princess Royal presented Chris with the award at the ceremony at Fawley Hill.
Full report here.
(Photo thanks to Roy Watts).

Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notices – June 2021

A document for members to explain current Diesel Developments (pdf) with the agreement for the move to the Bluebell of Class 33 No. D6570 – 29 June 2021

A document for members, explaining how the recent arrivals of Pullmans ‘Aquila’ and ‘Car No. 36’ are part of Sustaining Our Wonderful Pullman Train (pdf) – 1 June 2021


Please note that a change in policy will result in notices of the deaths of Bluebell staff and volunteers being circulated via internal channels, and full obituaries appearing in Bluebell News magazine.

Preservation Standards Manual

We are pleased to be able to publish the first edition of our Preservation Standards Manual, which details how everything on and about our Railway should be presented. This is a major undertaking, and there are some sections yet to be fully completed, and it will probably always remain a work in progress as new research is still uncovering refinements.

Documents for Members

Social Sub-Committee

BRPS Social Sub-Committee – with who’s who, and recent and forthcoming events.

List of Notices


Older notices and documents are archived here – see also public announcements made by the Railway.

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Last updated 1 January 2022 by Richard Salmon