Thursday, December 29, 2011

Swanage Railway (models)


At last Hornby is going to produce models of the push-pull sets that were used on the Swanage Railway between 1959 and 1964. There were 20 sets of which 4 were used on the Swanage Railway every day.

Posted by Robin from Swanage to swanageview at 29/12/11 7:20 PM


Anonymous said...

Perhaps THEY will be able to connect with the main line at Worgret and provide us with a service that we have been promised but still isn't here.

I had better start losing weight to fit in, though.....I am shrinking anyway!!

Robin from Swanage said...

The models will create a lot of interest in the Swanage Railway. This will result in the Railway having more passengers and more sales in the Station shop which will generate income for the Swanage Railway to connect with main line trains at Wareham.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Robin, but I thought the final connection is held up due to funding from DCC to connect the signaling, which is not up to the Trust.

The actual lines are physically connected and trains can - and have - travel both lines from London to Swanage and back.

On a related note, does anyone know if DCC (or is it PDC) still had the two diesel locomotives it bought some time ago for this purpose?

Robin from Swanage said...

Purbeck District Council are going to provide £3 million for signalling at Worgret Junction which will take place in 2013. The Swanage Railway Project will have to raise about £100,000 and do a lot of work to upgrade the track from Norden to Worgret, build a level crossing at Norden, connect the signal box at Corfe Castle to the signal boxes on the main line and to restore and strengthen Dorset County Council's diesels to meet main line safety requirements. The Project seems to be optimistic about completing the work in time. The sales from the Station Shop do provide a substantial income for the Railway.