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...
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...
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...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
A DMU on the Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway Services Return To Wareham

The Swanage Railway is set to make history next month when Swanage and Corfe Castle will once again be reconnected to the mainline at Wareham. The first time in 45 years! The railway is volunteer...
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...
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...
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