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Swanning Around is a new volunteer produced newsletter giving a look at what's happening around the Swanage Railway. Prepared and edited by John Denison, Swanning Around will be a regular publication with news, photos, gossip and more.

To contribute to the newsletter, please send your news, photos etc. to John Denison - email swanningaround@swanagerailway.co.uk

Please Note: Earlier editions (24 to 35) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (24-35)page

Please Note: Earlier editions (12 to 23) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (12-23)page

Please Note: Earlier editions (1 to 11) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (1-11) page


Swanning Around - Issue 42, September 26th 2018.

An early autumn edition of Swanning Around - including The Classic Transport Rally, visit to Swanage for 60009 Union of South Africa, Corfe Castle people, Seen Around the Railway and Autumn Gala preview.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 42 (September 26th).

Swanning Around - Issue 42 - September 2018

Swanning Around - Issue 41, August 27th 2018.

A late summer edition of Swanning Around - including holiday time and heatwaves, Sygnets BBQ, Sygnet visit to GCR, project updates, the 'floating' compensator, Great Dorset Steam Fair and Dorset Coast Express - SR to the rescue!

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 41 (August 27th).

Swanning Around - Issue 41 - August 2018

Swanning Around - Issue 40, July 24th 2018.

A high summer edition of Swanning Around.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 40 (July 24th).

Swanning Around - Issue 40 - July 2018

Swanning Around - Issue 39, June 23rd 2018.

A summer edition of Swanning Around - including the Royal Visit, GM Jottings, a few things completely different, staff news and Norden nature study!

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 39 (June 22nd).

Swanning Around - Issue 39 - June 2018

Swanning Around - Issue 38, May 20th 2018.

A bumper edition of Swanning Around - now with GM Jottings - including the Swanage Diesel Gala, 'Multi-fingered worker of the month' and Swallows have returned to the nest at Norden,

This issue

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 38 (May 20th).

Swanning Around - Issue 38 - May 2018

Swanning Around - Issue 37, April 19th 2018.

A bumper Main Line edition of Swanning Around

This issue reviews The Works Outing, the forthcoming Diesel Gala, the main line test for 31806, cleaning signal boxes, re-upholstering a signalman's chair, Volunteer Recruitment Officer and more

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 37 (April 19th).

Swanning Around - Issue 37 - April 2018

Swanning Around - Issue 36, March 22nd 2018.

Just when you thought Spring had sprung, Mother Nature had other ideas! As this edition of Swanning Around was issued, there is still some snow on the Purbeck hills. Despite some cancelled services (for safety reasons) other trains ran and services continued.

This issue reviews snow on the line, work at Herston on Sir Keith Park and Eddystone, resurfacing at Harmans Cross and much more.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 36 (March 22nd).

Swanning Around - Issue 36 - March 2018

Please Note: Earlier editions (24 to 35) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (24-35)page

Please Note: Earlier editions (12 to 23) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (12-23)page

Please Note: Earlier editions (1 to 11) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (1-11) page


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