The early start to a mainline tour the next day dictated a night in London, so we came early and whisked down to East Grinstead by Southern Electric and had a round trip on the Bluebell line, which now connects directly. We had two bright little SECR engines, 0-6-0T No 178 of 1909 and 0-4-4T No 263 of 1915. Earthworks were continuing through the former Imberhorne cutting and a spoil train headed by a Class 33 was sharing the line with us. A genteel ride on a well-kept railway through luscious scenery - the perfect trailer to something completely different the next day.
© Peter Hewitt's Transport Pictures