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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Steam's up at Swanage Railway's Autumn gala.


One of the original band of enthusiast engineers proudly showing a photograph of the Stanier 8F 48624 as she was when rescued from a Barry scrapyard in South Wales in 1981...



the locomotive, now in her original black livery and sporting the 'skinny lion' British Rail logo on her tender leaves the end of the line at Swanage station...



and reverses back to pick up the carriages to make the last run of the day to Corfe...



not before taking on fresh supplies of water...



great to see both old and new, younger volunteers on the line...



working on the entire range of jobs needed to keep...




the trains steaming on the Swanage Railway that will soon be linked directly to the mainline track for the first time since the line was closed after Beeching's cuts in 1972 when the six and a half miles of track were ripped up in six weeks - the restoration project, started in 1976 took 30 years to replace them...




visitors get to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that evoke such strong memories of steam railways...



just as Swanage Bay gets to enjoy some superb autumnal light...



highlighting the continuing mammoth building task being undertaken to re-build the local RNLI lifeboat station...



days of easterly breeze have piled weed several feet high on the beach, all of which will be taken away and used by local farms...



visitors get to enjoy the pier in the evening light...




looking back towards Old Harry rocks and a display of huge cumulus cloud formations caught by the sun's rays.