Tributes to steam train engineer

The funeral of Bernard Holden MBE who was instrumental in the preservation of the Bluebell Railway will take place in Sussex later.

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Statement from the Bluebell Railway

The friends and family of the founder of the Bluebell Railway, Bernard Holden MBE, are paying their final respects at his funeral in Ditchling in East Sussex.

The Bluebell Railway wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Bernard. He was always very positive and strong and very willing to help younger people. He was always very energetic and kept us going. Our only sadness is that he didn't see us going into East Grinstead"

– Avril Gaynor, Spokeswoman for the Bluebell Railway

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