Celebrating sheer Bulleid brilliance, our three-day “Strictly Bulleid II” event is going to be a locomotive gathering not to be missed!


Running from the 7th – 9th of June, Strictly Bulleid II is going to be the largest gathering of working Bulleid Pacific Locomotives since July 1967!


Full details are listed below, but some of the highlights of this event are:
• Seven Bulleid Pacifics together in steam for the first time since 1967.
• Trains running over the full length of our line to the River Frome Bridge.
• All night running on the Saturday night.
• “Strictly D-Day” Preview Day on Thursday 6th of June.
• Real Ale Train on both Friday and Saturday evenings
• Named Train Sunday
• Beer Festival at Corfe Castle Station


The loco line up
Joining our home fleet locomotives West Country Class No. 34028 “Eddystone and Battle of Britain Class No. 34070 “Manston to make this the largest ever gathering of Bulleid locos since 1967 are the following: 
• Battle of Britain Class No. 34053 “Sir Keith Park”
• Battle of Britain Class No. 34072 “257 Squadron”
• Battle of Britain Class No. 34081 “92 Squadron”
• West Country Class No. 34092 “City of Wells”
• Merchant Navy Class No. 35006 “Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Company”

The train service
On all three days of the event, there will be a three-train service running along the full length of our line between Swanage and our boundary with Network Rail at the River Frome bridge near Wareham. Both evenings will see a “Real Ale Train” running, with two cask beers and a cider on sale. The timetable is available to download towards the bottom of this page.

All night running
Saturday night will see our first all-night running since 2003! The “Knight Rider” will feature Battle of Britain Class No. 34070 “Manston” hauling four overnight services between Swanage and Corfe Castle. These will depart Swanage at 23:30, 01:00, 03:00 and 05:00.

“Strictly D-Day “Preview Day”
On Thursday 6th June we are holding a Preview Day to the main gala – this will be called 'Strictly D-Day' to mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. To fit this theme, we will be running a three-train service featuring “Battle of Britain” Class locomotives No. 34081 “92 Squadron” and No. 34072 “257 Squadron”, and our very own LSWR 'T3' Class No. 563. The Adams 4-4-0 was involved in hauling troop trains to the south coast during the war, so very much fits in with this theme!


Named Train Sunday
“Named Train Sunday” is making a welcome return for Strictly Bulleid II. Expect to see the locos wearing all your favourite headboards, as well a few more surprises along the way...


Beer Festival
Purbeck Kitchens (who organised the extremely popular Beer Festival at our recent Diesel Gala) will be running a small beer festival at Corfe Castle station across all three days of Strictly Bulleid II. They will have 10 cask beers and 5 ciders on offer, and there will also be hot food (burgers) available on site. The Beer Festival is open 11:00 – 19:00 each day but may stay open later if demand justifies.

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TICKETS

TICKETS

PREVIEW DAY - 6 JUNE

TICKET TYPE ADVANCE* ON THE DAY
ADULT 1 Day Rover Ticket £32 £37
CHILD 1 Day Rover Ticket £16 £32
One Adult & One Child 1 Day Rover Ticket £42 £47

MAIN EVENT - 7 to 9 JUNE

TICKET TYPE ADVANCE* ON THE DAY
ADULT 1 Day Rover Ticket £45 £50
CHILD 1 Day Rover Ticket £22 £27
One Adult & One Child 1 Day Rover Ticket £60 £65
ADULT 2 Day Rover Ticket** £79 £84
CHILD 2 Day Rover Ticket** £39 £44
One Adult & One Child 2 Day Rover Ticket** £105 £110
ADULT 3 Day Rover Ticket** £109 £139
CHILD 3 Day Rover Ticket** £55 £60
One Adult & One Child 3 Day Rover Ticket** £150 £155
ADULT 4 Day Rover Ticket £134 £139
CHILD 4 Day Rover Ticket £65 £70
One Adult & One Child 4 Day Rover Ticket £175 £180

EVENING AND NIGHT ROVER SUPPLeMENT (Tickets available soon)

Evening tickets (18:30 - 23.30) - Friday

  • £10 - Adults 
  • £5 - Children 

Evening and night tickets (18:30 Saturday - 08:00 Sunday)

  • £15 - Adults 
  • £7 - Children 

Night Train Supplements (23:30 Saturday - 08:00 Sunday) for Saturday Day Rover holders 

  • £5 - Adults 
  • £3 - Children 

Night Train Supplements for multi Day Rover holders

  • Included for all rovers that cover Saturday / Sunday

 

*Advance Tickets available until Friday, 31st May.

** Two & Three day rovers are consecutive days.

Child Tickets (5-15)

No discounts are available during this event.

Under 5's FREE

 

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HOME FLEET Details
34070 'Manston' Courtesy of Southern Locomotives Ltd.
34028 'Eddystone' Courtesy of Southern Locomotives Ltd.
   
VISITING Details
34092 'City of Wells' Courtesy of East Lancashire Railway.
34081 '92 Squadron' Courtesy of The Battle of Britian Locomotive Society and Nene Valley Railway.
35006 'Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co. Courtesy on 35006 Locomotive Company and Gloucestershie Warwickshire Steam Railway
34053 Sir Keith Park Courtesy of Southern Locomotives Ltd.
34072 '257 Squadron' Courtesy of The Spa Valley Railway and Southern Locomotives Ltd.

 

All the above locos are subject to availability.

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