By Michael Welch
Opened in 1960 to ‘preserve the puffer for posterity’, a trip along the Bluebell Line is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable journeys one could wish for. In the spring bluebells, from which the line takes its name, carpet the many woods adjoining the line while during the summer months special events attract railway enthusiasts from far and wide. The stunning autumn tints are a joy to behold while the highlight of the winter period is the annual visit by Father Christmas which brings such joy to the children. The Bluebell is truly a line for all seasons.