Despite being forced to close in 1972, the railway is now a thriving tourist attraction in Swanage, thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers who campaigned to save, rebuild and reinstate the line. 1087318. Returned to the railway in August 2017 and after having final work completed and running in trials completed, she returned to service on 26 September 2018. The limited edition prints feature a steam locomotive based at the Swanage Railway, which includes: London and South Western Railway 1899 T9 class No. 14K likes. Recently returned to steam following completion of her overhaul at Herston works. Swanage Railway is a six-mile heritage railway in Dorset. Arrived at the Swanage Railway in 1990 and owned by Southern Locomotives Limited. Deltic 55019 “Royal Highland Fusilier” and Class 44 – D4 “Great Gable” (44004) have been announced as visitors to the diesel gala, which will take place from Friday the 24th to Sunday, April 26th, with a “mixed traction” day on Thursday the 23rd. The Swanage Railway Company (01412568) is the wholly owned operating company and agent for the Swanage Railway Trust Ltd. (4115126), a registered charity No. Swanage railway station is a railway station located in Swanage, on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset.Originally the terminus of a London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) branch line from Wareham, the line and station were closed by British Rail in 1972. The Swanage Railway has announced not one, but two visitors to its diesel gala in 2020. 34072 ‘257 Squadron’ between Swanage and Harman’s Cross And Swanage Railway has been driven to axe eight jobs, with coronavirus reducing the railway’s turnover by two-thirds.. Robin Barker, spokesman for the … 30120 at Swanage station; Southern Railway U Class No. 31806 south of Corfe Castle; Southern Railway Bulleid Pacific No. The historic Swanage Railway has been much-loved by many for generations since its first locomotive took to the tracks in 1885. Take the train between Norden Park & Ride, Corfe Castle, Harmans Cross, Herston & Swanage Swanage Railway, Station Approach, Swanage.