... Either get to Haywards Heath and catch the Metrobus service which runs to the Bluebell Railway on Saturdays, because, as we all know, Horsted Keynes station is, typically, nowhere near the eponymous village:-
The London Midland lads from ASLEF have been sulking and not working voluntary overtime for the last four months (described by London Midland as "a temporary shortage of train crew") so we've been playing travel roulette, especially on Sundays. They've now kissed and made up from Sunday 17th but Fred's already done the roster for Saturday 16th ...
1944 cancelled : catch 2002 to Milton Keynes and then replacement bus.
2034 cancelled : as is the connecting 2217 Northampton to Birmingham.
As the man** once said (paraphrased maybe!),"
It's no wonder people tend to use their cars!
*"Brigadoon" is a Lerner and Loewe Musical first staged in 1947. It was made into a film with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse in 1954. It tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night.
Tailpiece:- Email received by fbb on Sunday 17th April. Alan did see (and photograph) 46201 herewith thundering (?) through Northampton Station. He did connect with the 270 bus at Haywards Heath, just. He was unable to check whether Lewes bus staton had appeared for the day. He also made it back to Northampton and did not need to sleep in a hedge at Horsted Keynes! A future Blupdate will give his actual schedule for the day. Bet you can't wait.
next blog : due on Tuesday April 19th