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...
Sir Keith Park at Keighley on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Sir Keith Park off to Swanage!

Locomotive 34053 Sir Keith Park, along with West Country Classmate No. 34046 Braunton(Running as No. 34052 Lord Dowding) will be visiting the Swanage Railway for their Strictly Bulleid Event this year. Before 34053 makes its journey...
Swanage to Wareham train services delayed

Challenging Restoration of Diesel Trains delays Wareham Service

The Swanage Railway has announced that a challenging restoration of two heritage diesel trains will delay the second year of the pioneering train trials to Wareham. It had been planned for the railway to use...

Locomotives taking part in Swanage Railway’s Spring Gala 2018

The Swanage Railway has confirmed the list of locomotives which will be running at their Spring Gala 2018 in March. 34053 "Sir Keith Park" The Spring Gala 2018 will see 34053 enter traffic on the Swanage...
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...
34028 Eddystone's Chassis, awaiting to be unloaded from the lorry // Credit Southern Locomotive Ltd

34028 Eddystone’s Rolling Chassis returns back to Herston

34028 Eddystone's Rolling Chassis, which has been away at Tyseley undergoing an overhaul, has returned back to Herston. Whilst at Tyseley, a Bottom-End overhaul has been carried out, including work to Eddystone's Frame, Axle Boxes,...

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...
T3 at Shildon Railway Museum // Credit: Wikipedia

National Railway Museum Gift T3 To Swanage

The National Railway Museum has gifted the Swanage Railway its T3 Steam Locomotive (the one that starred in the Railway Children). The 4-4-0 escaped scrap when it was selected to take part in the centenary...
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...
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...
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