Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Bluebell Railway returns to East Grinstead
After nearly four decades of work by many hundreds of volunteers and staff, the Bluebell Railway reinstated public services to its original northern terminus; the West Sussex market town of East Grinstead on 23 March 2013.
This is the culmination of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society's long-term ambition. Establishing a mainline connection and the prospect of more visitors coming in by rail, the extension included the extraction of over 90,000 tons of domestic waste from Imberhorne Cutting; a substantial part of the project which took over two years and cost over £2.7m.