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...
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...
Credit: Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway Volunteer’s Dream Comes True

A volunteer, who found the Swanage Railway and help to rebuild the heritage line from day one in 1976 has achieved his dream of driving into Swanage on the footplate of his favorite locomotive. Julian's...
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...
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,...
Swange Railway diesel to haul first London to Swanage train since 1966

Heritage diesel to haul its first London to Corfe Castle and Swanage train since...

A Swanage Railway resident diesel locomotive is set to haul its first passenger train from London to Corfe Castle and Swanage since 1966 this year. It will be bringing visitors to the three day Diesel...
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...

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...
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...
T3 563 - Swanage Railway - fundraising

T3 Steam Locomotive Fundraising Reaches £40,000

The T3 Team are over the moon with the fundraising so far, but can help them raise more to see No.563 steaming again? After receiving No.563 from the National Collection, the Swanage Railway Trust decided...