Swanage Railway Diesel gala and beer festival makes history

Locomotives make history at the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and Beer Festival

The Swanage Railway has announced that different locomotives have made history over their Diesel Gala and Beer Festival weekend. The Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and Beer Festival preview day made history with a Class 33...
Swange Railway diesel to haul first London to Swanage train since 1966

Heritage diesel to haul its first London to Corfe Castle and Swanage train since...

A Swanage Railway resident diesel locomotive is set to haul its first passenger train from London to Corfe Castle and Swanage since 1966 this year. It will be bringing visitors to the three day Diesel...
No. 31806 at Yeovil

History made in Dorset as steam locomotive No. 31806 hauls first mainline passenger train...

History has been made in Dorset when Southern Railway 'U' Class No. 31806 hauled the first mainline passenger train between Yeovil and Weymouth for the first time in 50 years. The Swanage Railway 'U' class...
Steam locomotive no. 31806 on mainline test at Yeovil Junction

Steam locomotive No. 31806 to make history in Dorset this week

History will be made this week when Southern Railway 'Mogul' No. 31806 hauls a special excursion mainline passenger train between Yeovil and Weymouth for the first time in more than 50 years. Swanage Railway 'U'...
musical steam train at Swanage

Musical steam train steams into Swanage for 2018

The Swanage Railway will be running the 'Sounds of Summer Musical Express' steam train this June and will take you back to the hits of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. The event will be featuring talented...
Steam locomotive no. 31806 on mainline test at Yeovil Junction

1920’s steam locomotive hauls train on mainline for the first time in 52 years

History has been made when a 1920s Southern Railway 'Mogul' steam locomotive (No. 31806) hauled its first train on the Dorset mainline for the first time in 52 years. Swanage Railway resident 'U' class steam...
Stand and Swanage Railway // Credit General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society

35011 “General Steam Navigation” Steam Locomotive – March 2018 Update

The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society (GSNLRS) have released their March 2018 Update. Swanage Railway’s Spring Gala 2018 “Works Outing” and Annual General Meeting (AGM) The stand was a great success at the Swanage Railway,...
78018 on shed at Loughborough

Update on the visiting steam locomotives for North Norfolk Railway’s Spring Steam Gala

The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) has announced that British Railways (BR) Standard 2 (2-6-0) No. 78018 will be the second visiting guest for the Railway's Spring Steam Gala in April. Also, BR Standard 4 (2-6-4T)...
Applying New Cabside Number for 34053 "Sir Keith Park" // Credit Stuart Magnus

March 2018 update from Southern Locomotives Ltd on their steam locomotives

Southern Locomotives Ltd has released their latest update, filled with news on their fleet of steam locomotives. 34010 "Sidmouth" Late 2017 saw Sidmouth's boiler move to North Norfolk Railway Engineering Ltd's Weybourne Workshop. Examination of the...
45157 "The Glasgow Highlander" // Credit RailAdvent

Steam railtours and special railway events this March

Halfway through March and there are still plenty of events to visit this month, we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar. Along with the...