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

Lavender Line News

14th July 2014

Summer Steam and Thumper Gala Details

We are very pleased to announce the latest details for our one day Summer Steam and Thumper Gala of which will be taking place on Sunday 27th July. This event is to celebrate all that the Lavender Line has achieved over recent years which will include the official launch of our resident flagship Thumper unit 1133 which has been under an intensive overhaul over the past 8 years. To help celebrate this fantastic milestone our resident steam engines 0-6-0ST Kitson Austin and 0-4-0VBT Cockerill Yvonne will also be joining in on the action throughout the day which will include a steam double header on the last train which is not to be missed!

On the day:

• 2 steam engines in action (Austin 1 and Yvonne)

• Thumper unit 1133 on full passenger duties

• Intensive timetable

• Double headers

• Brake van rides

• Steam footplate rides *Small donation charge*

• Great photography opportunities

• Riley’s miniature railway

• Early bird Thumper departures reminiscing the final days of DEMU Thumper services through Isfield

Timetables: From Isfield to Worth Halt

Thumper DEMU 1133-(Platform 1) 10.00*Early Bird service,

11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00*Last Thumper round trip

Austin 1 with Semi Royal Saloon and 108 coach-(Platform 2)

10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.00*Double header with Yvonne/ Last round trip

Yvonne with Toad brake van-(Dock Platform)

Brake van rides will commence from 10.30 and Yvonne will depart each time either train departs from Platform 1 or 2 with shuttle runs to the bridge approximately every 15 minutes.

Trains will depart Worth Halt at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour as following the timetable above

Footplate rides:

There will be footplate rides available from both steam engines Austin 1 and Yvonne throughout the day. Austin 1 on a full length return trip will be just £5.00 and shuttle run footplate rides on Yvonne for a small donation fee. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee cab rides on Thumper 1133 but keep an eye out for future opportunities.

Prices on the day:

To help celebrate the return to service of 1133 and what the Lavender Line has achieved we will be keeping the prices for the Gala day at normal steam day prices!!! So for a normal steam day price you get,

• Unlimited Steam train rides

• Unlimited Thumper rides

• Brake van rides

• Full access to the station site

• Opportunities for Steam footplate rides with small donation charge applying

Adults: £9.00

Children aged 3-15 years old: £6.00

Children under 3: Free

Family Ticket: (2 adults and 3 children) £28.00

Senior Citizen: £7.00

The railways Cinders Buffet will be open from 8.30am onwards for breakfasts with tickets available to buy from 9.30 at the ticket office located at the entrance to the station site.

The Royal Saloon on the steam service does have a very small charge travel in per trip but no extra fee for travelling in the 108 coach.

All locos and stock are subject to availability and the Lavender Line has the right to withdraw any loco at any point during the day.