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"The Exchanges" Autumn Steam Gala 2018

Date: 12th - 14th Oct

We welcome three guest locomotives to this event

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

BR Standard Class 4MT No. 80078

LMS Black 5 No. 44871

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!

Download Timetable and Loco Allocation Here. Please note timetable and Allocation is subject to change. Updated 09/10.

Currently the locomotive line up will be as follows (subject to change due to locomotive availability or further additions):

  • Ex-LSWR T9 Class ‘30120’.(Facing Norden)
  • Ex-SR U Class ‘31806’.(Facing Norden)
  • Ex-SR Bulleid Battle of Britain Class ‘34072’ 257 Squadron.(Facing Swanage)
  • Ex-SR Bulleid Battle of Britain Class '34053' Sir Keith Park (Facing Norden)
  • LMS Princess Coronation Class ‘6233’ Duchess of Sutherland - courtesy of the PRCLT.(Facing Swanage)
  • LMS Black 5 '44871' - courtesy of Riley and Sons (E) Limited and is being moved by rail to the Swanage Railway by West Coast Railways. (Facing Swanage)
  • BR Standard 4MT ‘80078’ - courtesy of Stewart Robinson. (Facing Swanage)
  • BR Standard 4MT ‘80104’ (Facing Swanage)

Goods Brake Van Rides are being offered for just £5 one way. See http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/events for full details

"The Exchanges" Autumn Steam 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

* Advance sales close on Thursday, 11th October @ 20:00

ADVANCE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED, TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM BOOKING OFFICES