It's been a dream for rail enthusiasts for more than 40 years - to reconnect their old branch line back up to the main line. Volunteers on one heritage railway are just two years away from doing just that thanks to decades of hard work.
Work is ongoing to upgrade the track and bridges where the Swanage Railway meets the network at Worgret Junction in Dorset. They plan to use heritage diesel trains to pull the new services, and correspondent Martin Dowse was given the chance to get behind the controls.
Thousands of people have packed into Chatham's Historic Dockyard for one of the biggest steam festivals in the South. The Medway Festival of Steam is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
Iain McBride meets Gail James, from Chatham Historic Dockyard, Locomotive Superintendent Bill Hedges and Karen Grover, Steam Punk enthusiast.
Historical fashion is also a key feature of the Chatham steam fair.
Gareth Jones explains why he thinks the steam fair is so popular.
Thousands of people have packed the Historic Dockyard in Chatham for one of the South East's biggest steam festivals.
This year the Medway Festival of Steam and Transport has a special railway theme and to mark the occasion the dockyard engine Atlas is in steam again, marking the end of a major restoration project.