More than 300 exhibits are set to be featured in an annual Purbeck transport rally of classic four and two-wheeled vehicles – with Swanage Railway train passengers purchasing Rover tickets being given free admission to the nostalgic event.
The annual yesteryear gathering takes place next to Harman’s Cross station in Haycraft’s Lane – between Corfe Castle and Swanage – from Friday, 11 September, to Sunday, 13 September, 2015, inclusive, between 10am and 5pm daily.
Featuring vintage and classic vehicles, motorcycles, tractors, commercial vehicles, stationary engines, stalls and refreshments, the event is being staged by dedicated volunteers from the Bournemouth and Poole Preservation Club.
Steam trains will be running an intensive service between Norden, Corfe Castle, Harman’s Cross and Swanage from 10am to 6.15pm on all three days – with evening diesel shuttle trains running on the Friday and Saturday from 6.44pm to 10.45pm.
Swanage Railway General Manager Matt Green said: “It’s so easy – just park in the Purbeck District Council 350-space car park next to Norden station, off the A351 Wareham to Corfe Castle road, and hop on the train for Corfe Castle, Harman’s Cross, Herston and Swanage.
“Conveniently located next to Harman’s Cross station, the annual transport rally is a really great day out for both the family and the enthusiast alike.”
An on-train bar service will be operating on the Friday and Saturday 7.45pm and 9.15pm evening trains from Swanage which depart Norden for the return trip at 8.30pm and 10pm.
The last evening train on the Friday and Saturday departs Swanage station for Norden at 10.45pm while the last departure from Norden back to Swanage is at 11.15pm. Last train on Sunday is 6.15pm.
Rover tickets giving unlimited train travel on the day of purchase – and free entry to the transport rally – are just £15 for adults and £10 for children aged three to 15 years old, inclusive.