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...

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...

Victorian book gives insight into the building of the Swanage Railway

A unique Victorian book of land surveyors drawings has revealed how the branch line from Wareham to Swanage was built.

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...

Steam locomotive 44871 in action this Half Term at the Swanage...

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...

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...

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...

Update on steam locomotives from Southern Locomotives Ltd – September 2019

Southern Locomotives Ltd (SLL) have published the latest news on their fleet of seven steam engines. 34010 "Sidmouth" Recent work has been at contractors, the North...

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...

Steam locomotive update from Southern Locomotives Ltd – April 2019

Southern Locomotives Ltd (SLL) has been busy the past three months repairing and restoring their fleet of engines based at the Swanage Railway. 34010 "Sidmouth" SLL...

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Book Review: Block Bells, Buttons and Dusters

Block Bells, Buttons and Dusters was released a few months ago from publishers Chime Whistle Publishing and is a pictorial record of some of the signal boxes across the mainline network.