CAMRA 2003


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66226 with the Pride of the Nation set at Norton FitzwareenAs most years there was an incoming charter from the big railway, this year it was formed of the "Pride of the Nation" dining train hauled by EWS Class 66 diesel 66226, seen here running on to the WSR at Norton Fitzwarren.  Photo Mike Rowland

66226 at Crowcombe HeathfieldThere was a slight delay waiting line clear at Crowcombe Heathfield where the 66 looked a bit out of place in such a lovely old country station.

66226 at Minehead

66226 at Minehead

Two views of 66226 in the sidings at Minehead, a bit different from our usual heritage motive power!


66226 and the Class 117 DMU

The Class 117 DMU leaving Minehead for Williton about to collect the token as it passes 66226.  The special had come from Paddington, the DMU's old "stamping ground".


5224 leaving Minehead

5224 collecting the token at Minehead

Two shots of 2-8-0T 5224 leaving Minehead and collecting the token for the single line.


 5542 arriving at Minehead 5542 arriving at Minehead

Two views of small prairie 5542 arriving at Minehead with her 75th. Anniversary Special.


5542 hands over the token

The fireman of 5542 about to hand over the token to the youthful signalman.


5542 running round at Minehead

5542 running round her train.  She had been away to the Bodmin & Wenford Railway and will shortly be visiting the East Somerset Railway, in between she is facing Minehead instead of Bishops Lydeard as normal.


5542's Anniversary headboard

A view of her 75th. Anniversary headboard.



Driver Trevor Barnet

Member of 5542's restoration team and WSR driver Trevor Barnet on 5542's footplate.




Barrie and trolley

WSR and CAMRA volunteer Barrie looking rather less formal than he does when working on the Quantock Belle!!




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