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Southend to The Bluebell Railway

Southend to The Bluebell Railway

Destination   The Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the world.The railway line takes you from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park, cutting through the beautiful Sussex Weald.

Trip Specific Information

At Kingscote, passenges will alight our train to board the Bluebell Railway's own vintage carriages for the beautiful journey with views of the local woodland and carpets of bluebells. The cost of this is included in your ticket.

There is also the option to join an excursion to Sheffield Park and Gardens. Spring means colour at the gardens, where dramatic views are around every bend and scent fills hidden glades. Discover the garden as the buds burst forth and you can start to feel the warmth of the sun again as you take in the views.

Fares for this tour start from 119.00 in Premium Standard, 169.00 in First Class, 219.00 in Premier Dining and 279.00 in Pullman Style Dining

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This trip will be diesel hauled from West London to Southend on the return journey.

Due to a lack of turning facilities at the Bluebell Railway, our train will reverse South of London and our diesel engine will haul the train between South London and Kingscote on the outward journey.


The steam locomotive for this trip is still to be confirmed.

Rostered locomotives will be updated on the Steam Dreams website as they are confirmed throughout the year.

Motive power is likely to be from a pool of steam locomotives including; 34046 Braunton, 61306 Mayflower, 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, 70000 Britannia, 45699 Galatea, 45690 Leander, 35018 British India Line and various Black Fives.

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The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
Southend East 0810 2245
Upminster 0840 2215
Barking 0855 2200
The Bluebell Railway 1430 1700


Southend to The Bluebell Railway


Saturday 23rd March 2019


Southend East , Upminster , Barking

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