Train enthusiast Mike Naylor was left well and truly chuffed after a Dorset dementia care home arranged for a taster experience on the Swanage Railway.
An historic main line steam locomotive that headed the last British Rail steam train 50 years ago is to haul passenger trains between Norden, Corfe Castle, Harman’s Cross, Herston and Swanage during the forthcoming Half Term Week.
Dedicated volunteers of Swanage Railway are celebrating after winning a national award.
A project to restore and upgrade two former British Railways 1960s heritage diesel trains to exacting main line standards is to delay the second year of the Swanage Railway’s pioneering trial train service to Wareham.
A unique Victorian steam locomotive that escaped the scrapman’s torch is to take an important step forward towards possible restoration to full working order – thanks to a generous donor.
A founder Swanage Railway volunteer, who helped to rebuild the heritage line from its first day in 1976, has achieved a long-held dream – running into Swanage on the footplate of his favourite steam locomotive that he has supported for 27 years.
The first train to leave Swanage Railway since 1972 departed at 10.23am on 13 June carrying proud volunteers and workers.
Elated Swanage Railway volunteers are celebrating a milestone made after receiving the coveted and prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – regarded as the MBE for voluntary groups.
A unique Victorian steam locomotive that escaped the scrapman’s cutting torch has arrived at the Swanage Railway thanks to the National Railway Museum.
Rare locomotive that starred on stage in ‘The Railway Children’ has been transferred to Swanage Railway
A unique Victorian steam locomotive that escaped the cutting torch thanks to the centenary of London’s Waterloo station – and starred in ‘The Railway Children’ on both sides of the Atlantic – has been transferred to the Swanage Railway by the National Railway Museum.