Saturday, 23 March 2013

Bluebell Railway Opens to East Grinstead.

David Gambles has spent today at the Bluebell Railway, on the day that line has been opened to East Grinstead Network Rail. David managed to travel on 'The Pioneer' the first train from East Grinstead.

 Crowds line the platform and car park to give the first train a tremendous send off accompanied to music from a brass band.
 David looking pleased that he's been able to travel on the first train to depart from East Grinstead

 Stepney is attached to the rear of the first train to help get it through Imberhorne cutting and beyond to Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park.
9F 92212 stands at Sheffield Park, ready to take a northbound train all the way to East Grinstead

Amongst the many VIP's on the first train was Transport Minister Norman Baker.