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...

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...