More info: Corfe Castle railway station is located in the village of Corfe Castle. Originally an intermediate station on the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) branch line from Wareham to Swanage, the line and station were closed by British Rail in 1972.
Corfe Castle has since reopened as a station on the Swanage Railway, a heritage railway, which operates full-size steam and diesel passenger trains along the five and a half miles of line from Norden to Corfe Castle and down to the Victoria seaside town of Swanage. The signal box at Corfe Castle Station has won a national heritage award and at the back of the station is a free railway museum.
The five steam engines on the line including the Battle of Britain Class Manston are regularly rotated so there is always something new for visitors to see. A ride in the Pullman Observation Car when it is running offers superb views of the valley to and from Swanage.
About ten special trains a year visit Corfe Castle and Swanage from the rest of England using mainline steam engines.