A quick visit to Minehead station for lunch (lovely bacon & egg bap!) on 26 May saw a few photo opportunities.
Ex GWR Hall 4-6-0 4936 Kinlet Hall which is currently based on the West Somerset was receiving attention from the fitters outside the shed - aided by another Swindon product Class 03 D2133 which was used to move the Hall as needed. The boiler of SDJR 2-8-0 88 which is currently undergoing overhaul here is visible behind them.
On this visit Crompton Class 33 D6575 was at the far end of the yard in the company of Class 04 shunter D2271 and the tender from SDJR 2-8-0 88.
Drewry built class 04 D2271 is stripped down while the engine is out for overhaul.
On the other side of the station was ex ROF Barclay diesel shunter which is used by the PWay dept. and normally resides at Dunster. At the far end of the line of goods wagons is the tender of another steam loco which is being overhauled. In the background is a Bristol L6A bus on layover, more photos of it are on Quantock Heritage
Next a few photos of a visit to Minehead Station on 17 May 2015, starting with the Class 115 DMU waiting departure time with Class 33 D6575 stabled on the turntable.
7828 Odney Manor in the headshunt by the sea front.
Large prairie 4160 has just brought in the "Quantock Belle", the leading coach is the former Taunton district inspection saloon which is used for private parties.
A wider view of the scene with the crew of Class 03 diesel shunter conversing with crew of 4160.
Class 33 diesel electric stabled on the turntable.
Large Prairie 4160 crossing the A358 at Tribble Bridge on 23 March 2014 with a down train.
Maunsell SECR U Class Mogul 31806 at Minehead on 23 March ready for the Spring Steam Gala.
Unrebuilt West Country pacific 34007 Wadebridge also at Minehead on 23 March ready for the Gala.
Moving on to Saturday 29 March with the Spring Steam Gala in full swing, SDJR 2-8-0 88 (substituting for 34070) arriving at Williton with the Up Atlantic Coast Express.
Despite the GWR livery the "ACE" carried Southern green roofboards.
Churchward GWR Mogul 5322 leaving Williton with a down train.
Bulleid light pacific "West Country" class 34007 Wadebridge arriving at Williton with the next up train.
GW Large Prairie 4160 waiting at Williton with a Bishops Lydeard to Minehead train.
Modified Hall 6960 Raveningham Hall and 2-8-0 3850 double heading a train for Bishops Lydeard at Williton.
U Class mogul 31806 leaving Williton framed by GWR lower quadrant signals. (above and below)
GWR 4-6-0 7828 Odney Manor with the next up train.
Southern West Country pacific 34007 Wadebridge leaving Williton for Minehead (above and below)
Also in the Swindon Shed the frames (above) and cylinders (below) of the WSRA's small prairie 4561 ready for reassembly as part of a major overhaul.
The Driving Trailer composite from "Thumper" unit 1129 outside the Swindon Shed waiting attention.
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