5BEL Trust

  • Return of the Brighton Belle

    Return of the Brighton Belle

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    Restoring a 1930s all-electric Pullman train for use on the mainline is a project where the 5BEL Trust has faced and overcome numerous challenges. With the luxury train now being prepared for testing, Andy Coward brings us up-to-date with this ambitious restoration. Work on the restoration of four ‘Brighton Belle’ coaches is nearing completion, as…

  • Brighton Belle on course for main line

    Brighton Belle on course for main line

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    Gordon Rushton, 5BEL trustee, tells the story of the project to re-create the famous Brighton Belle luxury dining train, from its inception to how it is bringing back 1930s Art Deco finery to the main line – and how the challenges of complying with current and future regulations have been overcome. Additional reporting by Gareth…

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