Golden Arrow

The Bluebell Railway’s Golden Arrow Pullman dining train is the perfect setting for a special meal with friends or an intimate evening for two. With Pullman Cars, Christine and Fingall, the train recreates the fabulous Golden Arrow which once linked London and Paris, with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world. Once on board you will enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear.

Our First Class carriage Ashdown is also used in the Golden Arrow Dining Train set. This carriage was originally built to convey passengers from Waterloo Station to the port of Southampton to catch the Trans Atlantic Liners. Whilst not being quite as ornate as a Pullman, Ashdown is extremely comfortable, has a lovely ambiance and you will experience exactly the same level of service as in Christine and Fingall.

The service departs from Sheffield Park Station and travels through the beautiful countryside of the Sussex Weald.  Our Golden Arrow runs on Saturdays (evening diner) and Sundays (luncheon) from April to October. Additional services are also offered during Special Events, and at Christmas.

Evening services depart at 7.30pm and your journey will last around 3½ hours*. Luncheon services depart at 12.3opm for services in Jan, Feb & Mar, and at 1.00pm for services from April to Oct and your journey will last around 3 hours*.
* journey times may vary from time to time owing to operational requirements

We welcome children over the age of 5 on the luncheon trains, and children over the age of 14 on the evening dinner service. We regret that neither service is suitable for children and babies under the age of 5. Please note that children will need to remain seated throughout the journey.

Don’t miss our special SPRING OFFER!

Spring is in the air and the Bluebells will soon be out, to celebrate we have a very special spring offer…

Book before 22nd April for travel on 1st Class dining carriage ‘Ashdown (for any travel date up to 25th May) and enjoy a FREE bottle of house wine per couple!

Call our Customer Service team now on 01825 720800 to book early and secure your seat!

Special Service (SOLD OUT)

On Sunday May 27th 2018 the Golden Arrow Luncheon Service will be hauled by 60163 ‘Tornado’

Book now to avoid disappointment! 


Pullman Adult – £90.00pp; Pullman Child (5-12yrs) – £45.00pp; Ashdown Adult £77.50pp; Ashdown Child (5-12yrs) – £36.50pp





To make a reservation please call 01825 720800



We are happy to offer the following Celebration upgrades :

Flower Bouquets (order must be received at least 7 days before travel date)
These images are a guide to the bouquets offered, when ordering please state price and colours where applicable.

Table Celebration Pack – £7.50 per table

Celebration 1 – £30.00
Balloons on table
Cake – 12 portions

Celebration 2 – £65.00
Balloons on table
Cake – 12 portions
Bottle of Champagne

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