The Lavender Line
Isfield Station
Nr Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 5XB

Lavender Line News

29th April 2014

Mayday Bank Holiday Weekend Parallel Running This Weekend, With Morris Dancers On Sunday!

Back by popular demand! We will be hosting our parallel running weekends on the first May bank holiday weekend and the last May bank holiday weekend where you will find a steam and diesel service running together with departures from both platform 1 and 2, at the same time!

Steam will be in charge of the main passenger services on both Sunday 4th and Monday 5th whilst our resident diesel shunter Ruston ‘Valiant’ will be providing brake van rides from platform 1 as far as the bridge, giving you a unique view of a steam train as they depart! On both days the diesel service will relieve the steam train for a few trips and ‘Valiant’ will do a few full length trips from platform 1 allowing you to enjoy a trip behind the diesel as well as the steam train!

On Sunday 4th our resident steam engine 0-6-0ST Kitson ‘Austin 1’ will be running with our other steam engine newly arrived 0-4-0VBT ‘Yvonne’ taking to the stage on Bank holiday Monday. This will also be the same for the end of May bank holiday weekend.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a train ride with a difference, enjoy both steam and diesel together as they team up to provide parallel running’s. The weather is looking good for the bank holiday weekend so why not head down and enjoy a day out, great excuse for both families and the enthusiast.

As an added bonus we are very pleased to announce that the Mish Mash Morris dancers will be performing on Sunday 4th May throughout the day showing you some of the traditional Morris dances that have been around for hundreds of years, one not to miss!

Sunday 4th May- Austin 1: Passenger service

Valiant: Brake van rides

Monday 5th May- Yvonne: Passenger service

Valiant: Brake van rides

Sunday 25th May- Austin 1: Passenger service

Valiant: Brake van rides

Monday 26th May- Yvonne: Passenger service

Valiant: Brake van rides

Normal prices apply

First train departs Isfield at 10.30 and Worth halt at 10.45 both Sunday and Monday

Last train departs Isfield at 4.30 and Worth halt at 4.45

Cinders buffet open from 8.30 for breakfasts both Sunday and Monday