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Washford station yardWashford station is the base of the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust, hence its Southern green colour scheme and the various items of rolling stock seen here.  The grass covered platform surprises some, they aren't sure if it is a platform or not!


4160 arriving at Washford

Washford is at the summit of climbs from both Blue Anchor and Watchet, here 4160 is coming over the brow with a down train.


5224 leaves Washford

Looking the other way 5224 departs from Washford with a Minehead bound train, as you can see the line drops way at this end of the station as well, it is actually the steepest climb on the line, steeper than climbing through the Quantocks.

Kilmersdon shunting Washford yard

Kilmersdon shunting at WashfordKilmersdon shunting at WashfordThe trust's little Pecket saddle tank often gives shunting demonstrations, as seen here during the WSR's Great Trains Extravaganza.Kilmersdon shuntingKilmersdon and Driver Barnet



Kilmersdon standing at Washford

Kilmersdon resting at Washford

Two views of Kilmersdon resting from her shunting activities.


7820, 5553 and Kilmersdon at Washford

While she was resting 7820 Dinmore Manor and small prairie 5553 called at the station with an up train.


Wagons at Washford

Wagons at Washford

A couple of views of the Trust's collection of old goods wagons in the yard.  In the left hand view is the narrow gauge former peat works line displayed here.

Burnham on Sea signal box - at Washford

An unusual exhibit, the signal box from the S&D's station at Burnham on Sea is preserved at Washford.




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This site was last updated 15-07-2012

Photos not otherwise credited are 2001-2012 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.