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...
Parts Collected for 35011 "General Steam Navigation" // GSNLRS

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

The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society (GSNLRS) have released their February 2018 Update. Visits to railways The GSNLRS visited the Mid Hants Railway's Pre-Spring Gala with the sales stand set up in Ropley's Up Platform's New...
20142 to haul the swanage railway Purbeck Explorer railtours by Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway – The Purbeck Explorer – Information

The Swanage Railway have announced that their 'Purbeck Explorer' mainline charters will be returning for the 2018 season. The charters are in conjunction with this year's annual Diesel Gala and Dorset Beer Festival. Using the restored London...
41312 ready for the journey home // Credit Peter Harris

Ivatt 2 Tank No.41312 Returns Home to the Mid Hants Railway

Ivatt 2 Tank No.41312 is returning home to the Mid Hants Railway (MHR) (The Watercress Line) after spending roughly four months at the Swanage Railway. 41312's Stay at Swanage Over the four-month period 41312 stayed at...