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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 (46 to 60) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (46-60) page

Please Note: Earlier editions (36 to 45) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (36-45) page

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 64, July 15th 2020.

The 64th edition of Swanning Around

The railway is now emerging from Coronavirus lockdown and limited train services have begun. There are updates on work to prepare trains for service, signalling works at Corfe Castle and repairs to the signa box at Harmans Cross and more.

Also in this issue details of work overnight with 2 GBRF Class 66 locomotives working a brand new Class 701 EMU onto the branch as part of a new Bombardier stock testing programme.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 64 (July 15th).

Swanning Around - Issue 64 - July 2020

Swanning Around - Issue 63, June 17th 2020.

The 63rd edition of Swanning Around

The railway remains in Coronavirus lockdown - for a few weeks longer at least! There are updates on fund raising, remote conference meetings for the SRT Council of Management, the BBC reports from Swanage, maintenance work in progress in signal boxes and on the ground (PWay), gardening and painting, the volunteer survey and more

Also in this issue details of work overnight with 2 GBRF Class 66 locomotives working a brand new Class 701 EMU onto the branch as part of a new Bombardier stock testing programme.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 63 (June 17th).

Swanning Around - Issue 63 - June 2020

Swanning Around - Issue 62, May 21st 2020.

The 62nd edition of Swanning Around

The railway remains in Coronavirus lockdown and there are updates from the Board on discussions relating to re-starting services and permitting volunteers to return. Of course, all depends on Govt. and regulatory advice and the availability of sanitiser, masks and more.

In this issue details of work being carried out - some testing, some gardening and some remoal of fallen trees. A skeleton staff is essential to keep things going even in these times.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 62 (May 21st).

Swanning Around - Issue 62 - May 2020

Swanning Around - Issue 61, April 16th 2020.

The 61st edition of Swanning Around

Coronavirus has struck and the Swanage Railway is now shut down. The latest issue has a statement from the Chair (Liz Sellen), a T3 update, links to Save our Service videos, and almost an April fool!

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 61 (April 16th).

Swanning Around - Issue 61 - April 2020

Please Note: Earlier editions (46 to 60) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (46-60) page

Please Note: Earlier editions (36 to 45) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate (36-45) page

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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