7th March 2009
The Wealden Exclusive
|Loco Used||73136 (E6043)|
|73136||Sheffield Park - Horsted Keynes - Kingscote|
|73136||Kingscote - Horsted Keynes - Sheffield Park|
(1) This was the Bluebell's first diesel worked train. All profits from the sale of tickets went towards the cost of removal of a rubbish tip between Kingscote & East Grinstead so that the railway can eventually get to East Grinstead. With a full train and tickets at £30 a head it was deemed successful. Each ticket allowed exclusive travel on the special and rides on the normal timetabled services on the day. After the special run 73136 and stock were used as an unadvertised additional passenger working to Horsted Keynes for an additional charge of £5 on top of the normal fares. For those holding Wealden Exclusive tickets travel was allowed on the additional service without further charge.
Sources : John Clifford & Andrew Pullar
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Andrew Pullar)
|Sheffield Park||12.32d||12.34 [P2]||13.58a||14.01|
|Horsted Keynes||12/47||12/47 [P2]||13/45||13/47 [P2]|
|Kingscote||13.00a||12.59 [P2]||13.32d||13.36 [P2]|
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