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Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway Swanage Railway


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Norden, Dorset,BH20 5DW

6 miles



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4ft 8½in



The Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. Steam and diesel galas, family fun events, plus regular evening and lunchtime Wessex Belle dining services complement themed events such as our highly popular Santa Special trains during the run up to Christmas. Our stations at Norden, Corfe Castle, Harmans Cross, Herston and Swanage provide access to historic villages, country walks and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, whilst also providing a valuable transport service for the local community. The Southern Railway atmosphere combined with a trip to Swanage with its award winning sandy beach is perfect for enthusiasts and families alike. The railway offers unrivalled views of historic Corfe Castle and this makes the line unique. Take a trip behind a restored steam locomotive and enjoy the local history, nature and much more during your journey. During the summer our trains run late into the evening giving you plenty more time to enjoy Swanage or Corfe Castle.

Swanage Railway is part of a great day out in Purbeck. The railway is an exciting way of travelling between Swanage and Corfe or Norden as well as being an experience in itself.