March 2019

 Flying Scotsman arrives Corfe Castle 19 March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:34

And on Friday of this week, the daughter of the man who saved the iconic steam locomotive from the scrapyard is to wave off ‘Flying Scotsman’ from Swanage station when it hauls its first train at the start of a three-week visit to the Isle of Purbeck.
Penny Vaudoyer will be flying in from her home in Portugal to perform the honour with the train guard’s green flag on Swanage station at 10.05 am on Friday, 22 March, 2019.
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Caledonian Tank No. 419
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 17:22

Resplendent in its distinctive Edwardian sky blue livery, Caledonian Railway 439 class tank No. 419 will be hauling trains between Swanage, Harman’s Cross, Corfe Castle and Norden between Friday, 29 March, and Sunday, 31 March, 2019, inclusive.

And a long-scrapped Scottish-based steam locomotive will also be re-created and remembered for the three-day event which will see the iconic and world famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ steam locomotive on display at Corfe Castle station.

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