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"Strictly Bulleid" Spring Steam Gala 2017

Date: 31st Mar - 2nd Apr

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the final operation of steam hauled services on British Raiways Southern Region, Swanage Railway will be running a series of themed events in 2017.

"Strictly Bulleid" will be a bonanza of Bulleids with a number of guest Bulleid locomotives joining forces with the home Bulleid fleet to provide an extravaganza of steam power.

Guest Bulleid locomotives confirmed are:

West Country Class 34046 Braunton*

West Country Class 34092 City of Wells

Battle of Britain Class 34053 Sir Keith Park

Battle of Britain Class 34081 92 Squadron

Home Fleet Locomotive

Battle of Britain Class 34070 Manston

* No. 34046 will be appearing as Battle of Britain Class No. 34052 'Lord Dowding' for the duration of the event.

An intensive service of both passenger and demonstration goods trains will be operated.


Other features and attractions include:

The award winning Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum (next to Norden station), goods shed museum, exhibition and cinema coach at Corfe Castle station.

The station buffet at Swanage with canopy and picnic area.

The kiosk at Norden selling a range of confectionery, hot and cold drinks.

The souvenir shop at Swanage selling a wide range of gifts and souvenirs.

Enthusiast and Trader Stands at Swanage Station

Bistro Dining Train on Friday Evening and Wessex Belle Dining Train on Saturday Evening.

The Book Wagon selling second hand railway books and magazines at Corfe Castle

More details to follow in due course.

2017 "Strictly Bulleid" Gala Fares Advanced On the Day
1 Day Adult Rover £25.00 £30.00
1 Day Child Rover £18.00 £22.00
2 Day Adult Rover £38.00 £45.00
2 Day Child Rover £25.00 £28.00
3 Day Adult Rover £46.00 £49.00
3 Day Child Rover £36.00 £39.00
Norden to River Frome (included in Rover Ticket)   £10.00