Up and down Britain, there are over a hundred heritage railway lines mostly funded and financed by volunteers. Locomotives, carriages and rolling stock from the past are lovingly restored to pristine condition and operated. Preserved Lines traces the history of each line from its BR demise to the present day, celebrating the history, the preservation, the restoration and the people involved with some of the UK's finest heritage railway lines. Each fascinating programme visits a specific heritage railway line and offers a unique insight into the considerable efforts necessary to keep that heritage railway operating. The Bluebell Line was the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway, re-opening part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London, Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1960. Since then it has preserved for posterity a country branch line, its steam locomotives, coaches and goods stock, signalling systems, stations and operating practices. Now you too can enjoy the wonderfully preserved Bluebell Line with this nostalgic look at one of Britain's most loved lines.