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Through December we are running our hugely popular Santa Specials and other festive trains, including Victorian Christmas Trains and Christmas Weekday Wonders. Don't forget our annual free Carol Service at Horsted Keynes on 7th December. Many of these trains sell out well in advance, so booking early is advisable.
Even on days when no trains are running, The Grinsteade Buffet Carriage at our East Grinstead site is still open for custom. The refreshments offered are proving very popular with passing trade, and provide a good advert for the railway. The only day through the year when it is not open will be Christmas Day itself!
Public services resume on Boxing Day, with steam-hauled and steam-heated trains running to our peak Service Two timetable, daily until January 1st.
Further details of our services are available on our Visitor Information web site.
Next Special Events:
1 - 24 December: Santa Specials and other festive trains.
2 & 19 Dec: Christmas Shopping by Train, from Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes. Travel to East Grinstead for a return fare of just £5 per person (kids for a quid). Details and applicable train times.
28, 29, 30 & 31 December: Fairy Godmother Specials
- After Christmas come and take a ride on one of our vintage steam trains from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead where the Fairy Godmother will be on board the train with special Christmas treats for both adults and children. More details.
31 December: New Years Eve Golden Arrow Spectacular - Bring in the New Year with style, at this Black Tie event!
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Keep Up The Pressure
Following the completion of the extension of the line to East Grinstead, the Railway is now urgently raising funds to expedite the overhaul of locomotive boilers. The Keep Up The Pressure Appeal aims to raise £400,000 to enable us to get at least two more locomotives into steam to cope with the increased number of visitors on our extended line.
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A Flutter to Fund the Future
The Unity Lottery, which runs every Saturday, is supporting us. The top prize each week is £25,000, and other prizes range from £1,000 down to £5. Everyone has a 1 in 63 chance of winning something. Fifty pence of every entry goes towards specific Railway projects.
The Railway is grateful for your long-term support - Enter the lottery here.
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This page last updated 30 November 2013 by the BRPS web site
editor, Richard Salmon