Mainline Steam Locomotive 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland' to visit Swanage Railway!

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(c) Mark Edgell

Mainline Star 'Duchess of Sutherland' is to visit the Swanage Railway for their Autumn Steam Gala in October.

This afternoon the Swanage Railway posted on Facebook that LMS Duchess Class 'Duchess of Sutherland' is a guest for their Autumn Steam Gala. The Swanage Railway did also include that '6233 is provided subject to final gauging confirmation'. The Swanage Railway has had a few mainline visitors that have visited via their mainline connection to Wareham that include LNER A4 'Union of South Africa' and more. 

The 'Duchess of Sutherland' is also visiting another railway for their Autumn Steam Gala, the Severn Valley Railways Gala in September so she will have a busy two months. 

This is a unique oppitunity to see the 'Duchess of Sutherland' so far down South and this is the first time that the Duchess has visited the 'Isle of Purbeck'. The Swanage Railway are planning to have all their home fleet steam locomotives in operation over the weekend