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Bluebell Railway: Giants of Steam (1)

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S15 '847' at East Grinstead S15 ‘847’ at East Grinstead

A trip down to the Bluebell Railway for the first day of the Giants of Steam weekend.

My journey from East Grinstead was on Southern 847 to Horstead Keynes which gives an excellent opportunity to view trains on services in each direction.

B12 '8572' at Horstead Keynes B12 ‘8572’ at Horstead Keynes

The first train was LNER B12 8572, visiting for the gala from North Norfolk Railway, followed by Standard 5MT 73082 ‘Camelot’ travelling in the opposite direction.

73082 'Camelot' approaches Horstead Keynes 73082 ‘Camelot’ approaches Horstead Keynes

Next visitor was the other visiting loco – LMS 8F 48624 from the Great Central Railway.

LMS 8F '48624' at Horstead Keynes LMS 8F ‘48624’ at Horstead Keynes

LMS 8F '48624' leaves Horstead Keynes LMS 8F ‘48624’ leaves Horstead Keynes

Then on to Sheffield Park for a visit to the engine shed. SECR P-class 263 ‘Bluebell Railway’ was in steam in the yard.

SECR P class 263 at Sheffield Park SECR P class 263 at Sheffield Park

My return journey to East Grinstead was on a train hauled…

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