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Stepney's Branch Line (Also known as The Bluebell Railway in some of the classic series episodes) runs from north of Crovan's Gate to Great Waterton. Due to a vast amount of Bluebell flowers beside the tracks, the line is nicknamed the "Bluebell Railway".

Engines

Stepney and possibly Flora currently are the only locomotives known to work on this line, however Thomas has been seen travelling up and down it numerous times and other North Western Railway engines sometimes use this line to get to Great Waterton instead of using the Main Line.

Route

The line begins northeast of Crovan's Gate, at the Transfer Yards on the Norramby Branch Line and travels up to the Skarloey Railway Depot and Mr. Percival's House, where it runs next to the Skarloey Railway until it splits at Bluebell Valley Station. The two lines reconverge to go through two parallel tunnels, before the branch line splits up at a junction with one line going to the Rolling River Bridge and the other running past Green Hills Junction until the line finally stops at Great Waterton at a spur of the Main Line.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The branch line is loosely based on the real life Bluebell Railway.
  • Another name of this branch line is the Bluebell Branch Line

The Engines


* RWS only | ** T&F only | --- Dropped