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Bluebell Railway – First Public Trip on Ardingly Branch since 1963

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Yes, see what’s “Round the Bend” in Horsted Keynes! This was the first trip of the day hence the first public trip on part of the Ardingly branch from Horsted Keynes since closure of the electric service from Haywards Heath in 1963. A brake car trip pulled by Fenchurch which takes an express non-stop trip South through Horsted Keynes Station and on to the start of the Ardingly branch on 15th August 2009. Here we see some of the stock awaiting restoration stored on the parallel line before stopping (fortunately !) at the beginning of the gap where the missing Sheriff Mill viaduct was blown up by the army. You can also see two service trains and the diesel loco hidden away behind the scenes. As you can see the track was rusty and unused. Trip in aid of the Northern Extension Fund which hopes to reconnect with East Grinstead main line. Tickets cost just £3 and represented excellent value. After getting to East Grinstead and a bit of a rest, we hope the Bluebell will push Westwards to Ardingly and eventually back to Haywards Heath! This would give a spare route to the coast in event of an incident on the main London line and could be a “nice little earner” for the Bluebell. The large mound between the Sheffield Park and Ardingly lines is the site of the new “picnic area” created with some of the spoil from the Northern tip. It will be a great place for photographers – as long as the inevitable fencing isn’t too intrusive! Sorry about the video quality, I only had my still

Blue Island branch

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Blue Island branch
electric trains
Image by reallyboring
Metra Electric Blue Island Branch

If I open a branch of Acorn and accept money to Train Employees, is that just fine with Michelle Bachmann?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Question by Fly In the Ointment: If I open a branch of Acorn and accept money to Train Employees, is that just fine with Michelle Bachmann?
According to her she said she didn’t accept any Government subsidies, yet she claimed then just went to “train employees”, although she claimed them on her taxes?? ?Odd isn’t that? So I guess if I open a voter registration non-profit and accept Federal Taxpayer dollars to “train my employees”, then that is just fine?

Is the Bachmann hypocrisy typical and rampant with the Tea Baggers and Republicans?
Did I mention her support of Farm subsidies, welfare payments that her family received??

Best answer:

Answer by Bopped
Funny thing about the farm welfare. She claims she did not receive any, yet her tax returns say differently

What do you think? Answer below!

Branch line: closed

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Branch line: closed
bachmann trains
Image by 28Gwyn
the branch line closed to passengers in 1966 however it was kept in place to transport infrequent trains to an old Royal Naval Armaments Depot which now has only just recently closed itself. A local preservation society are in talks with British Rail to operate a heritage DMU over this spur which measures about 3 miles in length, trains would operate from the infrequently used platform 3 just out of shot to the bottom of the picture. The "main line" curves away to the right.

Branch line: closed

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Branch line: closed
bachmann trains
Image by 28Gwyn
the branch line closed to passengers in 1966 however it was kept in place to transport infrequent trains to an old Royal Naval Armaments Depot which now has only just recently closed itself. A local preservation society are in talks with British Rail to operate a heritage DMU over this spur which measures about 3 miles in length, trains would operate from the infrequently used platform 3 just out of shot to the bottom of the picture. The "main line" curves away to the right.

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