Miniature steam traction engines at a previous rally at the Lavender Line.

Miniature steam engines and classic cars coming to Lavender Line

Miniature steam engines and classic cars will be coming to the Lavender Line heritage railway on Saturday and Sunday, October 5, and 6.

Old motorbikes, military vehicles, vans, and more, are expected at the rally in Isfield which will be open both days from 10am to 5pm.

In addition you will be able to ride on a train, see the station’s original goods yard crane, cattle dock, coal office, goods yard, water tower, level crossing and the old type of level crossing gates.


A train taking passengers along the Lavender Line.

There’s a children’s play area and Riley’s Miniature Railway – a fun, not-for-profit, five inch gauge miniature railway – will be operating behind Platform 2 on both days with 100% of fares and donations sent to the Evelina Children’s Hospital, London.

Breakfast, cooked meals, light lunches and other refreshments will be available in Cinders Buffet in the old station building.

There’s a gift shop in an old waiting room on Platform 2 and you can also go inside the restored original Victorian signal box.


Inside the restored Victorian signal box at the Lavender Line.

If you would like to exhibit a vehicle there is still time to book your place by contacting Larry Lewis at, or by calling 07825 287626. Entry for exhibitors is free and they are also offered breakfast and a train ride for £10.

Fares for visitors are: Adult £10, Child (3-15) £5, Family (two adults and up to three children) £30. No concessions.

You’ll also find details about the special weekend on

More Lavender Line pictures can be seen below.


Two trains at the Lavender Line station.


Riding on Riley’s Miniature Railway at the Lavender Line.


Classic cars at a rally at the Lavender Line.

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