SR Bulleid Pacifics steam locomotives – Class Information

This week's Class Information will be looking at the Southern Railway Bulleid Pacifics, the Merchant Navy, West Country & Battle of Britain classes. After looking into the history of both classes, we will then move...
South Western Railway 159 at Corfe Castle

South Western Railway Class 159 train runs onto the Swanage Railway

The new partnership between South Western Railway and the Swanage Railway began at the weekend linking Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset to Corfe Castle. Using a Class 158 train, the service made its way from Salisbury...

Trains to Corfe Castle from Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire this Summer

Swanage Railway has announced that they have entered into a new partnership between themselves and local train operator South Western Railway which will connect the region to Corfe Castle with 6 new trains each...
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,...