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Best Laid Plans…

I think I must be allergic to the Severn Valley’s Autumn steam galas, last year I had tonsilitus, and this year all didn’t exactly go to plan, yet again. Before this weekend I was expecting to be able to spend a half decent amount of time at the SVR gala, considering I wasn’t actually in…

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Swanage Railway – Easter 2014 Visit

In the midst of a busy time, a visit to the Swanage Railway provided a lovely respite!  The railway runs from Norden via Corfe Castle, Harmans Cross (below) to the lovely beach and seaside town of Swanage.  My wife and I had a lovely day out and I highly recommend a visit to the line. …

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is without doubt one of the most iconic landmarks of southern England.  With a history going back over a thousand years, it has been a feature of the landscape for far longer than the railway has and provides a fascinating contrast and depth to the heritage railway. Anyone who visits the Swanage Railway…

Locomotives in Swanage

The two locomotives in service on Easter Monday were M7 tank 30053 (click here for more) and rebuilt West Country pacific 34028 Eddystone (click here for more).  However, there was more to see at Swanage, particularly when passing by on the train (note to enthusiasts – be ready by an open window before the train…

Secundus

Today’s blog post is the final report from a visit to the Swanage Railway and is of a remarkable narrow gauge locomotive that can be found on display at Corfe Castle Museum.