Trains Run Along The Newly Reinstated Bluebell Railway Line To East Grinstead For First Time In 55 Years


A conductor punches tickets for the maiden trip of the Grinsteade... News PhotoCeremony,Demanding,East Grinstead,England,Gesturing,Horizontal,Human Interest,Journey,Railroad Track,Reopening Ceremony,Restoring,Roadblock,Running,Rural Scene,Steam,Steam Train,Ticket,Train - Vehicle,UK,Volunteer,Weekend ActivitiesPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesUCKFIELD, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: A conductor punches tickets for the maiden trip of the Grinsteade Belle to East Grinstead on March 23, 2013 in Uckfield, England.The Bluebell Railway ran its first steam train this weekend on the reclaimed line from Kingscote to East Grinstead after volunteers from the Bluebell Society worked to reopen the line after its closure on March 17, 1958. 50 years on from Dr. Richard Beeching's report signaling the widespread closure of rural rail routes across the UK, Britain's railways are in great demand with old lines reopening and pressure on to restore rural lines that were closed. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)