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...
34028's New Smokebox // Credit SLL

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 is excited to announce that "Sidmouth" will enter Herston Works...
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...
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...
34072 257 Squadron

An update on steam locomotives from Southern Locomotives Ltd

Southern Locomotives Ltd has released a full update on the work they are completing on locomotives (either in service or undergoing overhaul). The big news comes as 34072 257 Squadron has been commissioned and is...
419 at the Churnet Valley Railway

Steam locomotive 419 joins 60103 Flying Scotsman at the Swanage Spring Steam Up

The Swanage Railway has announced that Caledonian Railway 419 will be visiting them for their Spring Steam Up. The Spring Steam Up will be held between 29th - 31st March 2019. The event is set...
31874 in Preservation // Credit The Swanage Moguls Fund

SECR/SR N Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

Built for hauling a variety of train types across tracks which could only handle light axle loading, the N Class helped the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) replace older engines and reduce the need...
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...
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'...
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...
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