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.
Swanage Railway volunteer ‘does the locomotive’ with an old pal to mark 50th anniversary of the end of main line steam
A veteran engineman and stalwart Swanage Railway volunteer has been reunited with the express steam locomotive that he worked on as a young cleaner and fireman during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The largest gathering of working classic 1940s Bulleid Pacific class express steam locomotives since the summer of 1967 will be taking place on the Swanage Railway – marking the 50th anniversary of the end of British Rail steam trains in southern England.