Taken from the Manston Locomotive as we passed a signal with Corfe Castle on top of the hill.

Taken from the Manston Locomotive as we passed a signal with Corfe Castle on top of the hill.

A visit to Swanage in Dorset is incomplete if you don’t ride the Swanage Railway. This charity runs various steam and diesel trains along track between Swanage and Corfe Castle. Yesterday, we rode the Bullied Light Pacific 34070 Manston to Corfe Castle and back.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tornado pulling into Swanage station from London.

The Tornado pulling into Swanage station from London.

We were also lucky to see the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Peppercorn A1 class No. 60163 Tornado — the first new main line steam locomotive to be built for almost half a century — make a special trip to Swanage from London.

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