Special events have their own pages, this page has photos of the "everyday" scene on the West Somerset.
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Small Mogul 9351 and 0-6-2T 6695 on Minehead shed in the spring sunshine on 1 March.
While S&D 88 was away for wheel turning her tender was on view outside Minehead shed, a rare glimpse of the loco/tender coupling gear.
The turntable at Minehead is complete and in service, this was taken during the Spring Steam Gala 2009
S&D 2-8-0 88 has just arrived at Minehead in this view from the top deck of a heritage double deck bus during Quantock Running Days 2009
Small mogul 9351 on shed for a washout.
Two photos of 34046 Braunton pulling away from Minehead.
Braunton glimpsed over the passers-by while she was running round.
On 30 May newly built Peppercorn A1 Pacific 60163 Tornado arrived on the West Somerset at the head of an excursion from Gloucester, she is seen here coming in to Bishops Lydeard.
Whilst 60163 was taking water Crompton D6566 arrived from Minehead hauling the Class 115 DMU - as its engines were running I'm not sure that the headcode "AA" indicates it was being rescued by the 33.
Two more views of 60163 Tornado at Bishops Lydeard before leaving for Minehead.
This photo shows the crowd that awaited 60163 Tornado as she arrived at Minehead, news of this run had been well spread by the local media.
Two photos of Tornado after arrival at Minehead, stopped as planned by the white post!
Tornado's nameplate and a plate commemorating her naming by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
The Mixed Traffic Weekend (13-14 June) saw a variety of diesels in service - mostly hydraulics as with Warship Class 42 D832 Onslaught seen arriving at Bishops Lydeard on the Saturday morning.
After the A1 had coupled up D832 ran into Platform 1 ready to come on the back of the next arrival. Odd to think that the steam engine is 48 years younger than the diesel!
Three more photos of the Swindon built Warship including one showing the curves of the front end - and a Newton Abbot (83A) shed plate.
The next arrival was hauled by another maroon diesel hydraulic, D1062 Western Courier (which was in superb condition), and is seen in these two photos running in past D832.
D832 then came across to attach to the rear of Western Courier's train.
The young secondman coupling D832 to the train wasn't even born when she was withdrawn!
The train then left for Norton Fitzwarren with the Warship on the rear, D1062 was to be detached and "locked in" there before the Warship worked non stop to Minehead.
Things were looking good for the non-stop run as Hymek D7017 arrived with the next up train dead on time, the signalman has got the token ready to get the road for the down train.
D832 Onslaught then came through complete with "Cornish Riviera Express" headboard on her way to Minehead.
After the passage of the express Hymek D7017 was able to run round ready to follow with the next down working.
A week later sees small prairie 5553 being turned on the turntable at Minehead prior to working the "Quantock Belle" whilst small mogul 9351 has just come off the incoming "QB" in the bay platform.
As 5553 was being turned 9351 ran down the bay loop on her way to shed.
5553 had acquired the "Quantock Belle" headboard as she was turned in view of that train's passengers.
While the prairie was turned 9351 had gone right down to the seafront end of the station to be admired by passers by.
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This site was last updated 13-08-2012
Photos not otherwise credited are ©2001-2009 S G J Huddy. Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.