The Bluebell Railway in Sussex scooped up two awards at the recent National Heritage Awards, held in London this month.
The first award was the Siemens Signalling Award for the Horsted Keynes signal box and signalling project, which was jointly awarded to both the Bluebell and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The awarded was presented to the Bluebell Railway representatives by the managing director of London Underground Mark Wild. Bluebell were awarded the same signalling award for their work on the Kingscote signalling project in 2016.
The second award went to the Friends of Sheffield Park group in the form of a Highly Commended Certificate for the restoration of the LB&SCR entrance porch at Sheffield Park on the Bluebell line.
Judges and officials were highly impressed with the preservation of the essential features and character of a heritage railway made whilst upgrading it to meet the current operational needs of a successful enterprise.
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