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!
Stroudley 6-wheel First No. 661, originally built in 1880 was on static display at Horsted Keynes. Read about how it was rescued and restored here.
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