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Swanning Around is a new volunteer produced newsletter giving a look at what's happening around the Swanage Railway. Prepared and edited by John Denison, Swanning Around will be a regular publication with news, photos, gossip and more.

To contribute to the newsletter, please send your news, photos etc. to John Denison - email swanningaround@swanagerailway.co.uk

Please Note: Earlier editions (1 to 11) of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate page

Swanning Around - Issue 21, December 21st 2016.

The Santa and Christmas Belle season is almost at an end.

End of the year, dismantling the M7 - and re-assembling within a few days, mucky man of the month, Car14, Swanage Moguls, replacing cylinder liners on 80104 and more.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 21 (December 21st).

Swanning Around - Issue 21

Swanning Around - Issue 20: November 18th 2016.

Daily running has now ceased and the Santa season is almost upon us.

This is the time for Winter maintenance, Carriage Cleaning, Mogul restoration, 200 Club, small works, Beryl, 4TC group and more

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 20 (November 18th).

Swanning Around - Issue 20

Swanning Around - Issue 19: October 23rd 2016.

After a short summer brek, Swanning Around returns with a bumper edition - Awards, DMUs, steam locomotives, signalling and much more.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 19 (October 23rd).

Swanning Around - Issue 19

Swanning Around - Issue 18: July 18th 2016.

Lots more news approaching the peak summer services. New crossing keeper training (and new crossing residents!), restoring Beryl, Venerable Volunteer of the Month, building works, who's who and news of a former loco .....

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 18 (July 18th).

Swanning Around - Issue 18

Swanning Around - Issue 17: June 15th 2016.

Summer weather strikes Purbeck and the latest issue has news of, yes, the weather, movement of 'Beryl', signing off the Norden Gates crossing, replacing windows in the Swanage Goods Shed, testing signal systems and much more..

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 17 (June 15th).

Swanning Around - Issue 17

Swanning Around - Issue 16: May 13th 2016.

Summer is a coming! Works at Corfe Castle, coal supplies, Diesel Gala, Permanent Way work, Herston restoration work and much more feature in this issue.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 16 (May 13th).

Swanning Around - Issue 16

Swanning Around - Issue 15: April 11th 2016.

A 7 page issue timed to appear just after the Spring Steam Gala with updates on the start of daily services, the Spring Gala, loco crew bothy rebuild, Mucky Man of the Month (Graham Froud!), Purbeck Mining Museum and much more.

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 15 (April 11th).

Swanning Around - Issue 15

Swanning Around - Issue 14: March 20th 2016.

A bumper issue - tamping the line, commissioning the Norden level crossing, craning the Norden Nest, painting Corfe station and various other works in anticipation of the start of daily running on 25th March

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 14 (March 20th).

Swanning Around - Issue 14

Swanning Around - Issue 13: February 9th 2016.

Updates on whats happening around the railway, Track Team, Herston Works, Carriage cleaning, Project Wareham, Photo charters and more

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 13 (February 9th).

Swanning Around - Issue 13

Swanning Around - Issue 12: January 17th 2016.

Updates on whats happening around the railway, Who's who, Mucky Man of the Month, Project Wareham, January Shed Cleaning Day and more

Please click the link or the image (right) to download Swanning Around - Issue 12 (January 17th).

Swanning Around - Issue 12

Please Note: Earlier editions of Swanning Around have now been moved to a separate page

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