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"The Exchanges" Autumn Steam Gala 2018

Date: 12th - 14th Oct


LMS Princess Coronation Class No. 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'

Celebrating 70 years since the 1948 Locomotive Exchange Trials, the 2018 Autumn Steam Gala on the Swanage Railway will bring together classes of locomotive that were involved in British Railways' experiment to examine steam from across the Country on a variety of different work. In addition we will be running our visitors with locomotives that ran on the Southern Region during 1948, and those that were subsequently inspired by these tests.

A weekend filled with guest locomotives, all available home-fleet engines, an exciting timetable (including ‘over the road’ towards the River Frome) and evening dining awaits – we cannot wait to bring you further news and announcements about the Autumn Steam Gala in the coming weeks!