Visitors 2002-2004

 

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 Map courtesy of www.wsr.org.uk

 

 This page has brief details of the steam locos that visited the WSR from the 2002 season on. 

For resident and visiting locos during 2006 click here.

For resident locos that are undergoing restoration click here.

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1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

1369

1369

1369 visited from the South Devon Railway for the Autumn Steam Gala 2003.  She is a member of the 1366 Class of 0-6-0PT pannier tanks, designed by Collet they were built in 1934.

 

Weight: 41 tons 6 cwt.                           Driving Wheel diameter: 3' 8"

Boiler pressure: 165 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 16,320 lb

Cylinders: 16 1/2"x 24"                 Valve gear: Stephenson

1450

1450 approaches Bishops Lydeard

1450 is an ex GW 0-4-2T, she visited the line for the Spring Steam Gala 2005.  They were designed by Collet and introduced in 1932.

 

Weight: 41 tons 6 cwt.                              Driving wheel diameter: 5' 2"

Boiler pressure: 165 lb/sq.in.                     Tractive effort: 13,900 lb

Cylinders (2): 16 1/2" x 24"                        Valve gear: Stephenson

 

1501

1501 at Bishops Lydeard

1501 visited the line for the Spring Steam Gala and is pictured here at Bishops Lydeard.

 

3440

3440 City of Truro

3440 City of Truro is a City Class 4-4-0, she was built in 1903 and is famed for being the first loco to exceed 100 mph on Wellington Bank in 1904.  She visited the WSR for Spring Steam Gala 2005 .

 

Weight (inc tender): 90tons                       Driving wheel diameter: 6' 8 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 200 lb/sq.in.                     Tractive effort:

Cylinders (2):                                             Valve gear: Stephenson

1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

4141

4141 at Minehead

4141 visited from the Llangollen Railway for the Spring Steam Gala 2003, it, like resident 4160, is a member of the ex GWR 5101 Class of 4MT 2-6-2T Prairie tanks.  The class was introduced in 1929 based on a Collett rebuild of the Churchward 3100 Class.

Weight: 78 tons 9 cwt.                           Driving Wheel diameter: 5' 8"

Boiler pressure: 200 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 24,300 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 18"x 30"                 Valve gear: Stephenson

4612

4612 at Bishops Lydeard

4612 is a later 57xx 0-6-0PT pannier tank, this variation was introduced in 1933.  4612 visited the line for Spring Steam Gala 2005

 

Weight: 49tons                                    Driving wheel diameter: 4' 7 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 200lb/sq.in.                Tractive effort: 25,515 lb

Cylinders (inside): 17 1/2" x 24"           Valve gear: Stephenson

4936

4936 Kinlet Hall

4936 Kinlet Hall visited the line for the 2005 Spring Steam Gala after spending the previous high season on the Wizzer.  She is a 49xx Hall Class 5MT 4-6-0 which was introduced in 1928.

 

Weight: 75 tons (loco), 46 tons 14 cwt. (tender)  Driving wheel diameter: 6' 0"

Boiler pressure: 225 lb/sq. in.                   Tractive effort: 27,275 lb.

Cylinders (2) 18 1/2" x 30"                        Valve gear: Stephensons

5051

5051 at Bishops Lydeard

5051 Earl Bathurst visited the line for the Spring Steam Gala 2002, arriving with a special, staying for a while before leaving with another special from Taunton.  She paid a return visit in 2003 for the Cross Country Weekend and again for the Spring Steam Gala 2005. 5051 is a 4073 Castle Class 7P 4-6-0.

Weight: 79 tons 17 cwt.(loco)  46 tons 14 cwt. (tender) Driving wheel diameter: 6' 8 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 225 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 31,625 lb

Cylinders: (4) 16"x 26"                           Valve gear: Walschaerts with rocking shafts

5199

5199 at Williton

Large prairie 5199 visited for the Autumn Steam Gala 2004, she is seen here the weekend before working a Bishops Lydeard to Minehead train at Williton.  She is from the same class as the lines resident 4160 which is at present away for overhaul.

Weight: 78 tons 9 cwt.                           Driving Wheel diameter: 5' 8"

Boiler pressure: 200 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 24,300 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 18"x 30"                 Valve gear: Stephenson

1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

5224

5224 at Bishops Lydeard

5224 belongs to Waterman Railways, she visited the line during the Spring Steam Gala 2003 and again from July onwards.  She is a member of the GWR 5205 Class of 8F 2-8-0T tanks which were introduced in 1923 as a development of Churchward's 4200 Class.

Weight: 82 tons 2 cwt.                            Driving wheel diameter: 4' 7 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 200 lb/sq.in.                  Tractive effort: 33,170 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 19"x 30"                   Valve gear: Stephenson

5542, 5552 & 5553

The Three Praries5542 was a resident loco, she is at present away from the line, mainly at the SDR.  She is a member of the ex GWR 4575 Class of 2-6-2T prairie tanks - the small prairies - which were introduced in 1927.  The loco's web site is G.W.R. Locomotive 5542.  Her sister, 5553 visited for the Autumn Steam Gala 2003 and the Spring Steam Gala 2004, as did another of the same class, 5552 from Bodmin.  The Three Prairies are seen here triple heading an Up train at Bishops Lydeard.  5553 will be on the line for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

Weight: 61 tons                                     Driving wheel diameter: 4' 7 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 200 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 21,250 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 17"x 24"                  Valve gear: Stephenson

1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

5637

5637 at Bishops Lydeard

5637 visited from the East Somerset Rly for the Autumn Steam Gala 2003.  She is an Ex Great Western 56xx class 0-6-2T built for service in the Welsh Valleys.

 

Weight: 68 tons 12 cwt.                         Driving wheel diameter: 4' 7 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 200 lb/sq.in                   Tractive effort: 25,800 lb

Cylinders: 18"x 26"                                 Valve gear: Stephenson

5764 and 5786

5764 at Minehead

5786 at Minehead

5764 (left) from the Severn Valley Railway and 5786 (right) from the South Devon Railway visited for the Spring Steam Gala 2003.  They are both members of the ex GWR 57xx class of pannier tank introduced in 1929 for shunting and light goods work.

Weight: 47tons 10cwt.                         Driving wheel diameter: 4' 7 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 200lb/sq.in.                Tractive effort: 25,515 lb

Cylinders (inside): 17 1/2" x 24"           Valve gear: Stephenson

6024

6024 arriving at Bishops Lydeard

6024 King Edward I arrived on the line at the head of a through excursion  before appearing at the 2005 Spring Steam Gala working services over Easter as well.  She is a member of the famous GWR King Class of 8P 4-6-0's.

Weight:                                                Driving wheel diameter: 6' 6"

Boiler pressure: 250 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 40,300 lb

Cylinders: (4) 16"x 28"                      Valve gear: inside Walschaerts with rocking shafts

6960

6960 at Bishops Lydeard

6960 Raveningham Hall visited the line for the Spring Steam Gala.  She is a member of the ex GWR 6959 Modified Hall Class of 5MT 4-6-0's which was introduced by Hawksworth in 1944.

 

Weight: 75 tons 16 cwt.(loco)  46 tons 14 cwt. (tender) Driving wheel diameter: 6'

Boiler pressure: 225 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 27,275 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 18 1/2"x 30"            Valve gear: Stephenson

1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

7820, 7822 and 7828

7820 Dinmore Manor

7828 Odney Manor

7820 Dinmore Manor and 7828 Odney Manor are resident on the line, Odney has been bought by the WSR plc and her overhaul has commenced, Dinmore's will hopefully start soon.  7822 Foxcote Manor visited for the Spring Steam Gala 2005  They are members of the ex GWR Manor Class of 5MT 4-6-0's, they were built after nationalisation hence they are both restored in BR livery.  Dinmore's owners web site is DINMORE MANOR LOCOMOTIVE LIMITED

Weight: 68tons 18 cwt.(loco), 40 tons (tender)  Driving wheel diameter: 5' 8"

Boiler pressure: 225 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 27,340 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 18"x 30"                  Valve gear: Stephenson

9466

9466 at Bishops Lydeard

9466 is a member of the 94xx class of heavy shunting 0-6-0PT's introduced by Hawksworth in 1947.  They are a taper boiler development of the earlier 57xx panniers.

 

Weight: 55tons 7cwt.                         Driving wheel diameter: 4' 7 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 200lb/sq.in.                Tractive effort: 25,515 lb

Cylinders (inside): 17 1/2" x 24"           Valve gear: Stephenson

30053

30053 at Minehead

30053 is an ex LSWR M7 class 0-4-4T, designed by Drummond in 1897.  This venerable old lady visited us from the Swanage Railway for the Spring Steam Gala 2003.

 

Weight: 60 tons 4 cwt.                           Driving wheel diameter: 5' 7"

Boiler pressure: 175 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 19,755 lb

Cylinders: (inside) 18 1/2"x 26"                  Valve gear: Stephenson

30587

30587 at Bishops Lydeard30587 is an ex LSWR 2-4-0WT Beattie well tank, she visited for the Autumn Steam Gala and Great Trains Extravaganza in 2005.

 

34022 (34027)

34022 (34027) at Bishops Lydeard

Rebuilt Bulleid West Country Pacific 34027 Taw Valley visited for the Spring Steam Gala 2004 where she ran as 34022 Exmoor to mark the 50th Anniversary of the National Park. She is a Class 7P5F 4-6-2, rebuilt from Bulleid's original design of 1945 during the 1950's.

Weight: 90 Tons 1cwt.                          Driving wheel diameter: 6' 2"

Boiler Pressure: 250 lb/sq.in.                Tractive effort: 27,715lb.

Cylinders: (3) 16 3/8" x 24"                   Valve gear: Walschaerts

1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

35005

35005 Canadian Pacific at Bishops LydeardAnother Bulleid pacific, this time Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific.  She visited for the 2005 Autumn Steam Gala.

 

Weight: 97 Tons 18cwt.                        Driving wheel diameter: 6' 2"

Boiler Pressure: 250 lb/sq.in.                Tractive effort: 33,495lb.

Cylinders: (3) 18" x 24"                         Valve gear: Walschaerts

 

41312

41312 at Minehead

41312 is an Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T, built after nationalisation to an LMS design.  She visited for the  Spring Steam Gala 2003 from her base on the Mid Hants Railway.

 

Weight: 63tons 5cwt.                             Driving wheel diameter: 5' 0"

Boiler pressure: 200 lb/sq. in.                 Tractive effort: 18,510 lb.

Cylinders (outside) 16 1/2" x 24"             Valve gear: Walschaerts

1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

45407

45407Stanier LMS Black Five 45407 visited for the Spring Steam Gala 2004.  This class once numbered over 800 locos and could be seen the length and breadth of the country.  45407 belongs to Ian Riley.

Weight: 72 tons 2 cwt.                         Driving wheel diameter: 6' 0"

Boiler pressure: 225 lb/sq.in.                Tractive effort: 25,455 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 18 1/2" x 28"          Valve gear: Walschaerts

49395

49395 at MineheadRecently restored 49395 visited for the 2005 Autumn Steam Gala, she is an ex LNW G2 "Super D" 0-8-0, part of the national collection but restored by Pete Waterman.

Weight: 62 tons                                    Driving wheel diameter: 4' 5 1/2"

Boiler pressure: 175 lb/sq.in.                Tractive effort: 28,045 lb

Cylinders: (Inside) 20 1/2" x 24"            Valve gear: Walschaerts

 

61264

61264 at Bishops Lydeard

Another visitor for the Spring Steam Gala, 61264 is an ex LNER B1 Class 5MT 4-6-0 designed by Thompson in 1942.

 

Weight: 71 tons 3 cwt (loco), 52 tons (tender)     Driving wheel diameter: 6' 2"

Boiler pressure: 225 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 26,880 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 20"x 26"                  Valve gear: Walschaerts

65462

65462 at Bishops Lydeard

Ex GER/LNER Class J15 0-6-0 65462 visited the West Somerset for the Spring Steam Gala 2004.  She is a real old timer having been built in 1912!

 

76079

76079BR Standard 2-6-0 76079 visited for the Spring Steam Gala 2004.  This class was designed by BR and introduced in 1953.  76079 belongs to Ian Riley.

Weight: 59 tons 2 cwt                            Driving wheel diameter: 5' 3"

Boiler pressure: 225 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 24,170 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 17 /1/2" x 26"         Valve gear: Walschaerts

92212 and 92214

92212 at Bishops Lydeard

9F 92214 at Bishops Lydeard locoThe final visitor for the Spring Steam Gala, 92212 is a BR Standard 9F 2-10-0, the last new class of steam loco, appearing in 1954.  She was built in 1959 and had a very short working life on the mainline.

Another visitor for the 2004 Autumn Steam Gala was BR Std. 9F 2-10-0 no. 92214, seen here in the loco compound at Bishops Lydeard.

Weight: 86 tons 14 cwt (loco)                 Driving wheel diameter: 5' 0"

Boiler pressure: 250 lb/sq.in.                 Tractive effort: 39,670 lb

Cylinders: (Outside) 20"x 28"                  Valve gear: Walschaerts

Alfred

Alfred aka Ben

Alfred visited for the Thomas Weekend where she appeared as Ben, she is a 0-4-0ST originally working in the Port of Par where a low bridge required the extremely low height loco.  Alfred's home base now is the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.

1369  1450 1501 3440 4141 4612 4936  5051 5199 5224 5542, 5526 5637 5764 and 5786 6024 6960  30053 30587 34022 (34027) 35005  41312  45407 49395 61264 65462 76079  92212_and_92214  Alfred  Top

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This site was last updated 18-05-2012

Photos not otherwise credited are 2001/2002 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.