A ‘FUNCTIONING’ locomotive is one of the distinctive proposals outlined as part of the Bluebell Railway’s improved offering.
Bluebell reveals steam shed exhibition plans
An idea of how the new steam shed exhibition will look should the Bluebell win favour with the Heritage Lottery Fund. MATTHEW COUSINS/BLUEBELL RAILWAY
Using Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money, the Sussex line hopes that it will be able to transform around half of its current running shed at Sheffield Park into a museum display, which will improve access and interpretation of some of its historic out-of-service engines.
A rolling road will be deployed to demonstrate how the valve gear of a tank engine functions, much how ‘Merchant Navy’ No. 35029 Ellerman Lines was previously exhibited at York.
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