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...
No. 31806 at Yeovil

History made in Dorset as steam locomotive No. 31806 hauls first mainline passenger train...

History has been made in Dorset when Southern Railway 'U' Class No. 31806 hauled the first mainline passenger train between Yeovil and Weymouth for the first time in 50 years. The Swanage Railway 'U' class...
No. 44871 at Irwell Vale

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

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 Exchanges' gala, but will now be hauling regular passenger trains...
Recently repatriated from Germany, 59003 ''Yeoman Highlander'' attracts attention at Bishops Lydeard while it is prepared for a service to Minehead. Sister GB Railfreight locomotive 66763 can be seen in the distance

Class 59 locomotive to visit the Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway has announced that 59003 'Yeoman Highlander' will be visiting them in 2019. 59003 is visiting for the diesel gala, which is to be held on the 10th, 11th and 12th May 2019. 59003...
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...
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...
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

An update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.34028 Eddystone

Southern Locomotives Ltd has released a short update on the overhaul work currently being completed on 34028 Eddystone. Last Friday saw the task of re-attaching the locomotive's pony truck back to the frames. The pony...
Flying Scotsman with Alan Pegler and Penny Vaudoyer

Daughter of Flying Scotsman saviour to send steam locomotive off at the Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway has announced that the daughter of the man who saved Flying Scotsman from the scrapyard is to wave off its first train on the railway. Penny Vaudoyer will be flying in from...
Left-Hand Cylinder after being Re-Bored // Credit SLL

Recent overhaul work on steam locomotive 34028 Eddystone at Herston Works

Members of Southern Locomotives Ltd (SLL) have been busy at Herston Works in overhauling their Rebuilt Bulleid West Country class No.34028 Eddystone. Cylinders and Pipe Work Firstly, re-boring work has been carried out on both outside...