Title ID 1804Collection ID414
TitleThe "Bluebell Railway" Steams Again [Bluebells in Wood. Dukedog]
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionBluebell Railway
KeywordsSteam Locomotives Plants Railway Stations Railways Workers
LocalSheffield Park
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionTom Martin
CameraTom Martin
FormatColour Sound
Duration3 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The Earl of Berkeley Dukedog class 9017 locomotive is filmed traveling between stations on the Bluebell line in Sussex by Tom Martin, a founding member of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society.


Bluebells carpet the floor of a wood. The title of the film, 'The "Bluebell Railway" Steams Again' appears. The Earl of Berkeley Dukedog class 9017 moves along the track, seen from below and above at an elevated position. The steam locomotive pulls carriages and moves backwards, its driver leaning out of the cab. The engine passes the water tower at Sheffield Park Station as it moves towards the platform, where a crowd of onlookers has gathered. The train moves off once more, seen in footage shot from above the cab, the driver operating levers below. The End.