34028 Eddystone

An update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.34028 Eddystone

Southern Locomotives Ltd has released a short update on the overhaul work currently being completed on 34028 Eddystone. Last Friday saw the task of re-attaching the locomotive's pony truck back to the frames. The pony...
No. 44871 at Irwell Vale

Steam locomotive 44871 in action this Half Term at the Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway has announced that steam locomotive 44871 will be hauling their trains this Half Term. 44871 has been a star visitor at 'The Exchanges' gala, but will now be hauling regular passenger trains...
34053 Sir Keith Park

Steam locomotive 34053 Sir Keith Park returns to passenger service

The Swanage Railway has announced that Bulleid 34053 Sir Keith Park has returned to passenger service following repairs. '53' has been out of service for the past 4 months whilst staff see to work on...
257 Squadron

Steam locomotive 34072 257 Squadron hauls first passenger service after maintenance

The Swanage Railway has announced that steam locomotive No.34072 '257 Squadron' has hauled its first passenger service after maintenance. It is almost 16 years since the locomotive last hauled a train, and thanks to endless...

RailAdvent celebrates 1,000,000 page views with our biggest competition yet

2018 has been a fantastic year for us here at RailAdvent, we have seen our biggest growth in views and visitor numbers and had many positive comments on the work we do. During August we...
44871 at Ingrow

Steam locomotive 44871 to visit the Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway has announced that steam locomotive 44871 will be joining them for their Autumn Steam Gala. Their Autumn Steam Gala will be held from 12th – 14th October 2018 44871 joins 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'...
80104 // Credit Swanage Railway

Final steam locomotive guest announced for West Somerset Railway’s Autumn Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced that BR Standard 4 Tank steam locomotive No.80104 will be visiting the line. No. 80104 is the final guest to be announced to attend the West Somerset Rai, way's...
South Western Railway 159 at Corfe Castle

South Western Railway train to Corfe Castle cancelled

The Swanage Railway has announced that the South Western Railway service from Salisbury to Corfe Castle on Saturday 1st September 2018 is cancelled. The reason for the train cancellation is due to strike action being...
6233 Duchess of Sunderland on the Severn Valley Railway // Credit Severn Valley Railway

Steam locomotive No.6233 Duchess of Sutherland to visit the Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway has announced this afternoon that steam locomotive No.6233 Duchess of Sutherland will be visiting the line for their Autumn Steam Gala. The LMS Princess Coronation locomotive will be visiting from the 12th...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...