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Bluebell Railway Preservation Society

Notices for Members


7 August – Members’ Train

The tickets for the Members’ Train (9am departure from Sheffield Park on 7 August) will be available to book (first-come-first-served) from 22 July. The seats will be for BRPS members only and free of charge. [This train sold out immediately – Members will be able to obtain any remaining tickets for public and catering trains at a discount from 5pm on the day before each operating day.]

Bluebell News Magazine

The Summer edition of Bluebell News has been published, and is available to download here.

The Spring and Summer issues are available in electronic format only and will not be posted to BRPS members.

Please be assured that this decision is entirely due to the extenuating financial and logistical circumstances caused by the current Covid-19 crisis. The standard magazine format will be resumed at the earliest opportunity.


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.

Bluebell News – BRPS Chairmanship – BRPS AGM & EGM postponement

Please see this joint Note from BRPS and Bluebell Railway PLC concerning the online delivery of Bluebell News, Steve Bigg assuming the role of acting chairman of BRPS, and the postponement of the AGM and EGM which had been scheduled for 23 May 2020.

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.

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Last updated 26 July 2020 by Richard Salmon