Today at the Railway

Saturday 18th – Friday 24th May 2019


Timetabled Trains

  • On Sat & Sun (18th & 19th May) we’re running our Service 3 timetable with 6 return trains from Sheffield Park – departure times are 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm & 4.00pm (departures from East Grinstead at 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.00pm, 2.15pm & 3.45pm & 5.00pm. Please note the 2.15pm train is the last one that provides a return service to Sheffield Park from East Grinstead)
  • On Mon & Tues (20th & 21st May) we’re sorry but we’re not running trains. We will be open for food, drink & shopping at our Sheffield Park and East Grinstead stations, and for station viewing at Sheffield Park station.
  • From Weds – Fri (22nd – 24th May) we’re running our Service 1 timetable with 3 return trains from Sheffield Park – departure times are 10.45am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm (departures from East Grinstead at 11.45am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm)
  • Full timetable details can be found on our Timetable page
  • Book your tickets in advance & save money!

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Accessibility

  •  Our wheelchair accessible carriage will be available on the following trains this week:
    • Sat 18th May – Departures from Sheffield Park at 9.30am, 12.00pm & 2.30pm. Departures from East Grinstead at 10.30am, 1.00pm & 3.45pm
    • Sun 19th May – Departures from Sheffield Park at 10.45am, 1.15pm & 4.00pm. Departures from East Grinstead at 11.45am, 2.15pm & 5.00pm
    • Mon & Tues (20th & 21st May) – no trains running
    • Weds – Fri (22nd – 24th May) – all departures

Facilities

Sat 18th May Sun 19th May Mon 20th May Tues 21st May Weds 22nd May Thurs 23rd May Fri 24th May
Sheffield Park
Sales & Information Office 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 5.00pm
Bessemer Arms 8.30am – 11.00pm
Full Breakfast 8.30am – 11.30am
Hot Food 12.00pm – 3.00pm
8.30am – 6.00pm
Full Breakfast 8.30am – 11.30am
Hot Food 12.00pm – 3.00pm
10.00am – 3.00pm
Breakfast Baps 11.00am – 2.00pm
Hot Food 12.00pm – 2.00pm
10.00am – 3.00pm
Breakfast Baps 11.00am – 2.00pm
Hot Food 12.00pm – 2.00pm
10.00am – 5.30pm
Breakfast Baps 10.00am – 11.30am
Hot Food 12.00pm – 3.00pm
10.00am – 5.30pm Breakfast Baps 10.00am – 11.30am
Hot Food 12.00pm – 3.00pm
10.00am – 5.30pm Breakfast Baps 10.00am – 11.30am
Hot Food 12.00pm – 3.00pm
SteamWorks! 10.00am – 4.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm
Railway Museum 10.00am – 5.00pm 10.00am – 5.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm 10.00am – 4.00pm
Bluebell Railway Shop 9.00am – 6.00pm 9.00am – 6.00pm 10.00am – 3.30pm 10.00am – 3.30pm 9.00am – 5.30pm 9.00am – 5.30pm 9.00am – 5.30pm
Bulleid Society Shop 9.00am – 5.30pm 9.00am – 5.30pm 9.00am – 5.30pm
Atlantic House
Horsted Keynes
King George V Buffet 9.30am – 5.30pm
Hot Food 12.00pm – 3.00pm
9.30am – 5.30pm
Hot Food 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Carriage Works Viewing Gallery 9.30am – 5.00pm 9.30am – 5.00pm 11.00am – 4.45pm 11.00am – 4.45pm 11.00am – 4.45pm
Carriage Works Tours * 1.45pm
Elephant Van 9.30am – 5.00pm 9.30am – 5.00pm 11.00am – 4.45pm 11.00am – 4.45pm 11.00am – 4.45pm
Carriage Shop 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.30am – 4.00pm
Kingscote
Well House Kiosk 10.00am – 5.15pm 10.00am – 5.15pm
Children’s Playground 10.00am – 5.15pm 10.00am – 5.15pm 11.00am – 4.30pm 11.00am – 4.30pm 11.00am – 4.30pm
East Grinstead
The Grinstead Buffet 10.00am – 5.00pm
Food service 10.00am – 3.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
Food service 10.00am – 3.00pm
10.00am 4.30pm
Food service 10.00pm – 2.00pm
10.00am – 4.30pm
Food service 10.00pm – 2.00pm
10.00am – 4.30pm
Food service 10.00pm – 3.00pm
10.00am – 4.30pm
Food service 10.00pm – 3.00pm
10.00am – 4.30pm
Food service 10.00pm – 3.00pm
Shop 10.00am – 5.00pm 10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am 4.30pm 10.00am – 4.30pm 10.00am – 4.30pm 10.00am – 4.30pm 10.00am – 4.30pm

* Carriage Works tours are free, but any donations are welcome.


Dining Trains – Call 01825 720800 to check for late availability

Golden Arrow

  • Our fabulous premier dining service, the Golden Arrow is running on both the 18th & 19th May with evening Dinner on the 18th and Luncheon on 19th -unfortunately, we’ve no tables left, but there is still availability later in the year.
  • The Golden Arrow is the perfect setting for a special meal with friends or an intimate evening for two. With Pullman Cars ‘Christine’ and ‘Fingall’ and First Class carriage ‘Ashdown’ 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. On board, you will enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear.

Rail Ale

  • Our fabulous Rail Ale train is running on 24th May – why not grab of the few remaining places?
  • Enjoy an evening steam hauled train ride, sausage & mash supper & live Jazz, plus your first pint on us!

 

 


Driving Experiences Call 01825 720800 to check for late availability

Footplate Tasters

  • Photo Credit: Howard Strongitharm

    Our fantastic Footplate Tasters are running on 20th & 21st May! We’ve a few places left on these days but do hurry, all our other dates this year are sold out!

  • Enjoy a ‘turn’ on the footplate of our SECR P-class engine No. 178 (affectionately known here at the railway as ‘Nettles’) under the guidance of our experienced footplate crews. Perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of being an ‘engine driver’!

Full Steam Ahead

  • Our premier driving experience is running on the 22nd & 23rd May! This is the ultimate way to experience the thrills of driving & firing a steam loco and we have a few places left!
  • One of our larger locos* will be on duty for this exciting day over the entire length of Bluebell line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.
  • During your day there will be a number of opportunities for you to both fire and drive the engine. Also included in the price is breakfast on arrival at the Bessemer Arms and a buffet lunch on board. Guests are welcome to join you for your special day onboard this exclusive train.

Please Note – Reservations must be made in advance for all our onboard Dining Services & Driving Experiences


Loco Roster

Date Loco
Timetabled Trains Dining Trains * Driving Experiences *
A B Golden Arrow Dinner Golden Arrow Luncheon Rail Ale Footplate Taster Full Steam Ahead
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* All Dining & Driving Experiences must be booked in advance

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