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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 as 34052 Lord Dowding (Facing Swanage)

West Country Class 34092 City of Wells (Facing London)

Battle of Britain Class 34053 Sir Keith Park (Facing London)

Battle of Britain Class 34081 92 Squadron (Facing London)

Home Fleet Locomotive

Battle of Britain Class 34070 Manston (Facing London)

Class 4MT 80104 (as 80146) acting as Station Pilot (Facing Swanage)

34072 257 Squadron can be viewed undergoing restoration at Herston Works on Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 14:00. Herston Works, Unit 13 Purbeck Business Centre, off Victoria Avenue, Swanage BH19 1AU.

The main frame of 34010 Sidmouth is on a wagon at Corfe Castle Station and can be viewed from the platform.

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) open Fri - Sun  (11:00 - 17:00) with demonstration diesel train on Saturday and Sunday.

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


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)   £5.00

* Advance sales close on Thursday, 30th March @ 20:00