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National Railway Heritage Award for innovative Signalling Project

December 26, 2019

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December 26, 2019

An innovative signalling system – enabling trains to run from the Swanage Railway on the national railway network to Wareham – has won a national award for quality as well as the blend of heritage and modern technology.

Dedicated Swanage Railway volunteers won the Abell...

October 8, 2019

An ambitious appeal has been launched to raise £350,000 to return a unique Victorian steam locomotive – that escaped the scrapman's torch thanks to the centenary of London's Waterloo station in 1948 – to full working order so it can again haul trains through the Isle o...

January 18, 2019

Record-breaking ‘Flying Scotsman’ – the most famous steam locomotive in the world – is to visit the Swanage Railway and be reunited with a rare Devon Belle Pullman observation carriage for the first time in almost 50 years.

Owned by the National Railway Museum in York,...

June 11, 2018

More than 40 years of determined endeavour by several generations of dedicated volunteers has been officially recognised with the Duke of Gloucester presenting the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service to the Swanage Railway

A first cousin to Her Majesty th...

April 28, 2018

History has been made with a Southern Railway 1920s ‘mogul’ steam locomotive hauling a main line passenger train – a special excursion – between Yeovil, Dorchester and Weymouth for the first time in more than 50 years.

Swanage Railway ‘U’ class steam locomotive No. 3180...

April 23, 2018

History is to be made this week with a Southern Railway 1920s ‘mogul’ steam locomotive hauling a main line passenger train – a special excursion – between Yeovil, Dorchester and Weymouth for the first time in more than 50 years.

Swanage Railway ‘U’ class steam locomotiv...

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