A RAILWAY has been named among the best in the country.

A list has been compiled of the best steam journeys in the UK with tracks in Scotland, England and Wales all making the list.

Here in Sussex, the historic Bluebell Railway was not only featured but also named the best in England.

The railway, which runs from Sheffield Park, near Haywards Heath, to East Grinstead, was only beaten to the top spot on the list by The Jacobite, which runs from Fort William to Mallaig in Scotland.

The Bluebell Railway is Britain’s oldest preserved standard-gauge railway.

Taking the trail of the

railway visitors will notice that each station is restored to a different historical period.

Sheffield Park itself is a scene from the 1880s, Horsted Keynes is modelled on the swinging 1920s and Kingscote gives off vibes of post-war Britain in the 1950s.

Among the railway’s historic carriages are two 1920s Pullman cars, which form part of the Golden Arrow Pullman dining train on Saturday evening and for Sunday lunch.

A journey on the railway is 40 minutes each way and offers fantastic views of the Sussex countryside.

An all-day adult ticket on the Bluebell Railway costs £16.

The list, which features the seven best steam railways in the country, was created by events company Boundless.

Other historic railway journeys that made up the “magnificent seven” are Dartmouth Steam Railway, Vintage Trains in Birmingham; Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways; North Norfolk Railway and North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

For more information on Bluebell Railway visit www.bluebell-railway.com.