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  • We are turning 60 years old!

    Steaming Through 60

Bluebell Railway's Diamond Anniversary

Our heritage railway is turning 60 years old in August 2020!

We originally intended to hold three days of activities and displays from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 August, but this event will now take place from 6 – 8 August 2021.

However – we are reopening to the public on 7 August. Tickets must be pre-booked and you can find out more here.

We will also be marking our Diamond anniversary with a virtual event.

This started with a #SteamingThrough60 countdown across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles from 8 June. The posts include fun facts, archive videos and photographs from yesteryear as we count down the 60 days until our big birthday.

From Friday 7 August until Sunday 9 August, we will also be celebrating our birthday with extra special content across our social media and Youtube channel.

You will be able to see what’s happening at the railway in real time via our new webcams.

See our schedule below – please note this is subject to change.

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Virtual Event Schedule

Friday 7 August
  • How it all Began video

    Facebook and Youtube7am
  • Reopening Day Footage and Photos

    Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFrom 9am

    We will be sharing the latest photos and video clips from our reopening, including the blessing from Railway chaplain Rev. David Murdoch, Vicar of St Giles church in Horsted Keynes, a speech from Plc chairman Chris Hunford and a special guest to wave off our first train!

  • Volunteering on the Line: Preparing the Locomotive

    Youtube7pm
  • Birthday eCards

    Facebook and TwitterAll day

    We have some fun birthday messages from familiar faces!

Saturday 8 August
  • Model Railway Gala - part 1

    Facebook and Youtube10am
  • Volunteering on the Line: In the Yard

    Youtube7pm
  • Reopening Weekend Photos

    Facebook, Twitter and InstagramAll day
  • Archive Footage

    YoutubeAll day
Sunday 9 August
  • Model Railway Gala - part 2

    Facebook and Youtube10am
  • A Trip up the Line in Stepney

    Youtube and Facebook4pm
  • Volunteering on the Line: Behind the Scenes

    Youtube7pm
  • Reopening Weekend Photos

    Facebook, Twitter and InstagramAll day
  • Archive Footage

    YoutubeAll day