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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 (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 54, September 25th 2019.

The 54th edition of Swanning Around

After the end of summer 'Yellow timetable' running comes Autumn - and an opportunity to bring charters to the Swanage Railway and to catch up with maintenance, restoration and more. This early Autumn edition of Swanning Around bring you news of what may well have been the last visit of 60009 to Swanage, restoration work on the 4CIG and on the second Maunsell carriage, work on the T3 and on the boiler for 34018 Eddystone and much more

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 54 (September 25th).

Swanning Around - Issue 54 - September 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 53, August 23rd 2019.

The 53rd edition of Swanning Around

The high summer August Bank Holiday edition of Swanage Around with updates on volinteer recruitment,new wheelchair ramps, 'Mucky Man of the Month', Corfe Castle pit construction, Signalling work, SWR Summer Saturday services and more

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 53 (August 24th).

Swanning Around - Issue 53 - August 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 52, July 22nd 2019.

The 52nd edition of Swanning Around

A summer edition of Swanage Around with updates on track relaying, Corfe Castle pit construction, Maunsell carriage restoration, birds nest and more

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 52 (July 22nd).

Swanning Around - Issue 52 - July 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 51, June 21st 2019.

The 51st edition of Swanning Around

An early summer edition of Swanage Around with updates on track relaying, Corfe Castle pit construction, tender and carriage works and much more.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 51 (June 21st).

Swanning Around - Issue 51 - June 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 50, May 23rd 2019.

The 50th edition of Swanning Around

Another bumper edition with a lot of diesel detail! Look out for the staff barbecue (sorry! - Hog Roast), pit construction at Corfe Castle and much more.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 50 (May 23rd).

Swanning Around - Issue 50 - May 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 49, April 24th 2019.

A bumper Spring edition of Swanning Around with the highly successful Flying Scotsman event, Spring Steam Gala, Maunsell coach restoration and details of summer trains to and from Wareham.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 49 (April 24th).

Swanning Around - Issue 49 - April 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 48, March 17th 2019.

A Spring edition of Swanning Around - Flying Scotsman will be in Swanage in a few days, Mucky Man of the Month, locomotive movements, Nordens tation staff changes, Corfe Castle signalling, the March All-Grades MIC event and much more.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 48 (March 17th).

Swanning Around - Issue 48 - March 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 47, February 22nd 2019.

An early Spring edition of Swanning Around - Flying Scotsman coming to Swanage, Mucky Man of the Month, snow in Purbeck, Maunsell carriage restoration, Norden welcome hub, works aound the railway, comings and goings and more .

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 47 (February 22nd).

Swanning Around - Issue 47 - February 2019

Swanning Around - Issue 46, January 26th 2019.

The New Year 2019 edition of Swanning Around - Flying Scotsman coming to Swanage, Mucky Man of the Month, Shed Cleaning day, S&T cable layinh, Harmans Cross and Corfe Castle works, inside the T9, comings and goings and more .

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 46 (January 26th).

Swanning Around - Issue 46 - January 2019

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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