A proud station master at East Grinstead waiting to see off the first service of the day.
There's a wonderful video of the opening of the extension last March here.
And sits ready to depart north...
... without me, as I head for a splendid lunch!
here. The signalman beside the track is collecting the token from the cab.
This was my next stop, a step back to the 1920s!
This sign in the Gents made me smile... after I had double checked I was in the correct loo!
here. It was Jan and Phil's big day last Saturday, and South Eastern and Chatham Railway No. 263, Class H, 0-4-4T, built in 1905 (see here), was transporting the wedding party up and down the line in a rake of Pullman cars for their meal.
My visit to the Bluebell Railway was one of the most enjoyable heritage railway experiences I have ever had. Do go!
Photos © Skip Cottage