Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway Co. Ltd, Station House, Swanage, Dorset. BH19 1HB.
01929 425800
www.swanagerailway.co.uk

Swanage RailwayWhat better than a leisurely trip behind an historic steam engine through an area of outstanding natural beauty. The journey between Norden Park and Ride and Swanage takes you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside including stunning views of the ruins of Corfe Castle. Parking is available at Swanage and Norden Park & Ride.

OPEN: 2016
Run daily 24th March to 30th October and at weekends 1st January 2016 to 20th March and 5th November to 31st December. Check website for full opening details and timetables.


8th - 10th April - Spring Steam Gala - An intensive timetable of both passenger and freight trains will be operated - giving visitors the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible.
5th May - The SconeX - During the 'Route 62' preview day we welcome you aboard our Dining Train for a served Cream Tea, which will proceed to the railways newly restored 3 mile 'Furzebrook Branch'.
6th - 8th May - Diesel Gala - The Diesel Gala will see an impressive line up of diesel locomotives operating on the Swanage Railway.
6th May - 15th July - Curry Nights on the Bistro - The Bistro offers an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience. The service hauled by one of our heritage diesels, operates mostly on Friday evenings.
6th - 7th May - Class 33 Driving Experience - We are offering the rare opportunity to drive one of our resident Class 33's from Norden on to our newly restored 3 mile 'Furzebrook Branch'.
8th May - Brake Van Rides - Ride within our Queen Mary Brake Vans behind our resident Class 08 Shunters 08436 and D3591.
18th June - The 70's Express - Enjoy a mid summer evening steam hauled trip through the Purbeck and travel back in time to the 1970’s with live music along the way.
9th - 11th September - Classic Transport Rally - Park easily at the 350 space park and ride just off the A351, sit back in heritage coaches and travel in style behind our steam locomotives.
14th - 16th October - Autumn Steam Gala - An intensive timetable of both passenger and freight trains will be operated - giving visitors the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible.
31st October - 7th November - Basic Steam Driving Course - Learn the basics of locomotive handling with our Basic Steam Driving Course.
4th - 11th November - Taster Experience - This is a chance to savour the thrill of driving and firing a steam locomotive with a short train, under the close supervision of a qualified Swanage Railway crew.
26th November - 23rd Decmeber - Christmas Luncheons - The Christmas luncheon is availalbe in tables of two £69.90 and four £139.80. The Dorsetman departs Swanage station at 1235 returning at 1545.
9th - 24th December - Christmas Belle - Join us during the festive season for a trip on the 'Christmas Belle' in our luxurious Pullman Observation Car.
27th December - Winter Warm Up - Enjoy a day of steam and diesel locomotives in action as our home fleet work an intensive timetable of both passenger and demonstration freight trains.