On Saturday, 11th October a South West train made the trip from London Waterloo to Swanage full of passengers eager to travel along this picturesque section of track which, thanks to a recent agreement between Network Rail, Dorset County Council and Swanage Railway, will become a regular route in the future.
South West trains decided to donate funds towards the Swanage Lifeboat Station Appeal because of the support already given to them by the Swanage Railway at their Diesel Weekend last May. They chose the arrival of one of their trains in Swanage as the opportunity to present members from Swanage RNLI with a cheque for £1,000.
Swanage Lifeboat Fundraisers Chairperson, Angela Morris, said "South West trains have been keen to support our local project in particular as the train line from Swanage to Wareham is soon to become a reality."
Photo: Chris Caruana