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Swanning Around is a 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


Swanning Around - Issue 106, 8th February 2024.

Issue 106 of Swanning Around

January for the Swanage Railway often means shutdown, with no trains. And so it is again this year, with track work at Swanage and engineering work at Norden to name just two reasons why trains cannot run. However, we will be restarting public services from 10th February for Half Term week, followed closely by special events on Community Weekend.

Shutdown is a time for maintenance, and many examples are featured in this issue, including the Purbeck Mining Museum reception building.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 106 (8th February).

Swanning Around - Issue 106 - 8th February 2024

Swanning Around - Issue 105, 11th January 2024.

Issue 105 of Swanning Around

Welcome to the first issue of Swanning Around in 2024! Information here about Polar Express and a focus on the work of a signalman - Mike Walshaw. The Winter Warm Up in early January saw 4 locos in action - 2 steam including Adams T3 No. 563 - with good attendance. Information too about spring replacement on the 08 and progress with the 4TC.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 105 (11th January).

Swanning Around - Issue 105 - 11th January 2024

Swanning Around - Issue 104, 7th December 2023.

Issue 104 of Swanning Around

We wish our readers and Swanage Railway supporters a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. The Swanage Railway Christmas offering this year is The Polar Express and, as you might expect, there’s some of that in this issue. The main concern for the railway management is still the finances and there is more of this as well. With details of Sygnets and progression, a new Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Officer and movements in and out there is much to read.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 104 (7th December).

Swanning Around - Issue 104 - 7th December 2023

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