Dorset life, Railway

A day trip to Swanage | esngblog

Ron’s back on safari…. Left home this morning to travel up to Waterloo from where I took a train to Wareham.  At Wareham I took the train from Waterloo via Salisbury, Yeovil and Weymouth to Corfe Castle. At Corfe I took Swanage Railway to Swanage.  From there I hoped to catch the open top bus…
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Dorset life, Railway, travel

The Swanage Railway and some good timing – The Dorset Rambler

I had an awesome walk at the end of last week – 19 miles from Sandbanks to Wareham around Poole Harbour. It is the longest walk I have done for 6 months because of my ankle problems and it leads me to hope that the problems may have been partly caused by the damp, cold…
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Railway, Railway days

Steam Locos I hear you ask

Whilst the focus has been on the diesels at Swanage, not forgetting in the main it is a preserved line. Whilst most of the steam locos were stabled away from the station area, there were a few waiting attention, including M7 30053image-66098

In for its major overhaul. Next to it was the T9 just seen poking its head round the signal box but not attached to its tenderimage-66122

And then last but not least 31806 which had its debut on the mainline a couple of weeks agoimage-66075

So there you have it.