This companion to our Bluebell on Parade DVD explains, in fascinating detail, the development of the railway from its early days to its full glory today as a living and breathing Museum of Steam.
Side by side unfolds the story of the Blackmore Vale which we see first in its working life, before being sent to the scrap yard, courtesy of vintage film from The Transport Trust. The dedicated efforts of The Bulleids Society to restore this truly magnificent, circa 1946, engine is a rousing experience only fully appreciated by watching this powerful machine roaring down the Bluebell Line.
Classic archive footage of steam and diesel trains
With the opening of the new St Pancras and the high speed rail link, there are many more people interested in rail travel as we enter the new age of the train.