Yesterday the Swanage Railway reported that 2014 was a very successful year with the line carrying a remarkable 216,267 passengers. 2014 was the best for passenger numbers in the heritage line’s history to-date.
The second locomotive in action at the Swanage Railway was rebuilt West Country Pacific 34028 Eddystone (the other being M7 tank 30053 – click here for more). Here are a few pictures of this large steam engine running on Easter Monday.
On Easter Monday I had the pleasure of visiting and traveling on the Swanage Railway in Dorset with Mrs Locoyard. Two locomotives were in steam, including BR lined black liveried M7 tank engine 30053 (the other being 34028 Eddystone). This characterful 0-4-4T locomotive has featured several times on this blog, but despite seeing it several…
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.
Today we almost round-off the report from last week’s visit to the Swanage Railway, with a few pictures of BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T 80104 and other stock, including brake vans and cranes.
Our “stead” for the day whilst visiting the Swanage Railway was the rather magnificent rebuilt West Country Pacific 34028 Eddystone.
Whilst at the Swanage Railway on the 13th April, I noticed that there were many diesel locomotives to be seen, many of them visitors as it was the day after the line’s diesel gala.
The Swanage Railway runs a short but very picturesque route from Norden to Swanage, passing through the magnificent Corfe Castle (above) and Harman’s Cross.
Earlier in the week, I had the pleasure of visiting and traveling on the Swanage Railway in Dorset with Mrs Locoyard and as is always the way; there will be much coverage on the visit in the next few days.
With the exception of a very brief mention, the Swanage Railway has had very little coverage at Locoyard, for the simple reason that I’ve seen far too little of it. The Railway runs from the seaside town of Swanage to