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Final stop for founder of the famous Bluebell Railway, aged 104, as his coffin draped in medals is carried down the tracks

One of the founder members of a heritage steam railway has been honoured by having his coffin carried down the line ahead of his funeral service.

The coffin carrying Bernard Holden travelled nine miles on the Bluebell Railway from Sheffield Park to Kingscote in East Sussex today following his death on October 4 aged 104.

His bowler hat and medals, including the Burma Star and his MBE for services to steam preservation from 1992, topped his coffin, which was draped with the flag of the Royal Engineers. for more click here

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