First passenger train over the northern extension
The 4th September 2010 was a historic day as the Bluebell Railway was able to commence passenger operations along its northern extension from a new platform at East Grinstead across Imberhorne Viaduct to buffer stops to the north of Imberhorne Lane.
Although the train would shuttle all day, the first train attracted a supplement in addition to the first and second class fares. With revenue going to the Bluebell Railway, staff still had to eject passengers who were not willing to pay the first class fare!
With the EDL at the London end the first
passenger train is ready for its passengers.
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at Eridge after its arrival with the
13:20 from Tunbridge Wells West. The kettle can be seen in the distance.
The view across Imberhorne viaduct
from the Bluebell Railway station platform.
The day was well patronised by
townsfolk and railway enthusiasts alike.
‘Gordon’ the blue Vep propelled by
the EDL crossing Imberhore viaduct.
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