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The Bluebell Railway opens to East Grinstead!

Posted 22 March 2013 by Andrew Gardner google authorship button

The Bluebell Railway Sheffield Park East Sussex

Saturday 23 March is a momentus day for the Bluebell Railway and at Amberley House Cottage Holidays we pass on our congratulations as the railway finally reopens to East Grinstead. It is 55 years since trains last ran between Horsted Keynes and East Grinstead and after closure in 1958 British Railways sold the track bed to over 30 different land owners. Finally being able to reopen is the cumination of an almighty effort not least the clearing of the Imberhorne cutting which had long been used as an amenity tip.

The East Grinstead Festival is about to commence and for two weeks special trains will run.starting tomorrow with a Champagne Breakfast and closing on the first day with an Evening Gala Pullman. We wish them well.  

The Bluebell Railway opening to East Grinstead