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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: A monumentous day in Sussex   Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:04 pm

Just a fantastic piece of news for something that I have been following for several years now.

Today Friday March 8th the Bluebell Railway finally became connected back to the national rail network. cheers

See here for latest construction pics:
http://www.railwaytrains.co.uk/latest.html

And here for details about the festival and opening celebration in 2 weeks time:
http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/whats_new.html

I would like to publicly congratulate all those involved over the last decade and more in their achievement.
The work invloved has been phenomenal especially clearing a vast rubbish landfilled cutting.

I shall be visiting this line in early June and making the historic trip from East Grinstead.


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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:08 pm

Good to see that sometimes a line is build instead of being demolished.

Lorenz

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:29 pm

Yes indeed it is and very special when they reconnect to other lines.

The Bluebell railway have another long term project to connect to national network in the south via the Ardingly branch.

This would then make a very interesting through route.
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:45 pm

Over here there are not less lines closed and demolished. Others are very redused in traffic compared with former times.

Lorenz

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:51 pm

I know what they can serve at the opening festival:



They're being modest- it's actually the best ice cream in the world.

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:39 am

Very pleased about the progress on the Bluebell Line, since this was the first steam railway I can ever remember visiting as a child.
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:51 am

k&nwlr wrote:
..... this was the first steam railway I can ever remember visiting as a child.

Me too and I even took the electric train via Ardingly (when it still ran) as my friend's grandparents lived there and we found the Bluebell railway by accident on a visit.

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:00 pm

It is indeed a wonderful event. I was there in September 2011 and it was nearing completion then.

I did post a few pics on the forum...

Bluebell Pics

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Dudley H



Location : Surrey, UK

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Thu May 16, 2013 7:11 pm

Yes, fabulous news re the Bluebell breakthrough. Very Happy

I'd like to share my photos with you of the great day >
http://dudleysphotos.zenfolio.com/p286740700

Best wishes,
Dudley
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A monumentous day in Sussex   Fri May 17, 2013 12:27 am

Great pics - shame about the weather

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