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Hop on board Swanage Railway steam train and travel back in time

By shill  |  Posted: September 03, 2014

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Swanage Railway passengers who buy rover tickets can get free admission to the annual classic car and bike rally being held next to Harman’s Cross station this weekend.

More than 300 exhibits are expected to feature in the rally being staged by volunteers from the Bournemouth and Poole Preservation Club on, Friday 5th September until Sunday 7th.

Steam trains will be running from 10am to 10.45pm on Friday andon Saturday  and from 10am to 6.15pm on Sunday.

Swanage Railway General Manager Richard Jones said: “It's so easy – just park in the attended Purbeck District Council car park next to Norden station, off the A351 Wareham to Corfe Castle road, for just £3 for all-day parking and hop on the steam train for Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross, Herston and Swanage.

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“Conveniently located next to Harman's Cross station, the annual transport rally is a really great day out for both the family and the enthusiast alike.

“There will be more than 300 exhibits on show – from classic cars, lorries and motorcycles through to traction engines, tractors, stationary engines, stalls and refreshments.

“We will be operating an intensive timetable on all three days with steam-hauled trains also running on the Friday and Saturday evenings – and the Bistro evening dining train running on the Friday.

“Our trains will include our two classic Southern Railway 1940s Bulleid carriages which transport you back in time to the heyday of steam train travel with their rich wooden panelling, shiny chrome handles and luggage racks as well as the luxurious moquette upholstery on the seats,” said Mr Jones.

Swanage Railway train times and fares – as well as special event details – are available online at www.swanagerailway.co.uk or by calling 01929 425800. 

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