34072 257 Squadron

An update on steam locomotives from Southern Locomotives Ltd

Southern Locomotives Ltd has released a full update on the work they are completing on locomotives (either in service or undergoing overhaul). The big news comes as 34072 257 Squadron has been commissioned and is...
Left-Hand Cylinder after being Re-Bored // Credit SLL

Recent overhaul work on steam locomotive 34028 Eddystone at Herston Works

Members of Southern Locomotives Ltd (SLL) have been busy at Herston Works in overhauling their Rebuilt Bulleid West Country class No.34028 Eddystone. Cylinders and Pipe Work Firstly, re-boring work has been carried out on both outside...
257 Squadron

Steam locomotives team up for special weekend at the Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway has announced that the closed Somerset and Dorset line will be remembered this November as steam locomotives team up for a special weekend. The two-day ‘Somerset and Dorset Weekend’ event will be...
5637 and 46447 // Credit East Somerset Railway

GWR 56XX Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Built to replace older, non-standard types, the 56XXs combined Swindon's practices with the need for engines on various Welsh lines. After visiting their introduction on the Great Western Railway, we then look at which members...
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'...