Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Swanage Railway 2007
The Swanage Railway is on Isle of Purbeck which is on the English south coast. The railway takes its name from its southern terminus at the south coast seaside resort of Swanage. Car parking for any one coming by car is best at the northern terminus at Norden which is set up as park and ride station. The railways other stations are at Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross and Herston.
The railway to Swanage was operated by the London & South Western Railway Company and opened in 1885 .
80078 in 2007 at Swanage railway station
This BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T number 80078 was built at the Brighton in February 1954. It was withdrawn by BR and ended up in Barry Scrapyard in 1966. It was based at the Swanage Railway in 2007
80078 is one of 15 of these Standard Four tank locomotives that have survived, making them the largest class of preserved BR standard steam locomotives.
80078 in Harmans Cross railway station on the Swanage Railway in 2007
80104 and 80078 at the Swanage Railway in 2007
Two 2-6-4Ts, with 80104 is coming into Swanage station past the small engine shed and turntable and 80078 on the turntable. This is how a small steam shed looked. top marks!
2-6-4T 80104 in Swanage station with a train to Norden
This BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T number 80104 is based at the Swanage Railway
80078 is one of 15 of these Standard Four tank locomotives that have survived, making them the largest class of preserved BR standard steam locomotives. Another member of the same class number 80078 is also based at Swanage.
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Page updated 17/4/2020