30 July 2017
A visit to Stogumber station on a wet Sunday afternoon.
S&D 2-8-0 53808 appears to be lurking in the bushes here!
The problem with tender first running is getting a good shot of the loco.
One of the crew admiring the slightly damp station gardens, I do like details such as the milk churns on heritage lines.
A steamy departure for Crowcombe Heathfield and Bishops Lydeard.
The mist starts to clear!
53808 disappears round the curve - now for our cream tea!!
29 April 2017
The third day of the Gala and I called in to Minehead station morning and afternoon.
The pair of LMS 4Fs, 43934 and 44422, have just arrived with a down train.
43924 makes her way on to the turntable.
Part way round as 44422 waits her turn.
44422 en route to the turntable
44422 being turned as 43924 takes water.
Reunited the pair head for their train.
They might be the same class but you can see differences between them.
Ready for departure.
43924's builders plate puzzles me - how could it be built by the LMS in 1920? The LMS wasn't formed until 1923!
Large prairie 5199 receives the attention of the cleaning gang on shed.
7F 53809 coming off shed.
BR Std 2 78018 was the next arrival.
She had a sticking snifter valve so went to shed for attention, 5199 took over her train but she was then fixed to take 5199 place in the roster.
The S&D Trust's Pecket 0-4-0ST Kilmersdon which used to shunt a colliery served by the S&D was giving rides in the S&D 6 wheel coach.
At the other end of Kilmersdon's train was the Trusts's LSWR Road Van.
28 April 2017
This was the second day of the Spring Steam Gala, these are a few photos of the afternoon at Minehead station.
The two S&D 7Fs 53808 and 53809 double heading the "Pines Express" (a train for Bishops Lydeard!)
Waiting to turn after bringing in the 7Fs train is visiting 4F 43924
43924 part way round on the turntable.
BR Std 2 2-6-0 78018 arriving with a 4 coach down train, all crimson & cream, looked good together.
Having uncoupled 78018 has started on the way to the turntable.
Approaching the turntable.
Part way round!
En route to shed after turning.
The 4F 0-6-0 43924 then took over the Standard's train ready to return to Bishops Lydeard.
Pecket 0-4-0ST Kilmersdon, resplendent in S&D Prussian blue, was giving rides in S&D 6 wheel 1st class coach No. 4 - here guard and driver pass waiting time together.
Duty over Kilmersdon and train head for shed, besides the S&D coach there's a GWR Fruit D and a LSWR road van.
26 April 2017
With the Spring Steam Gala starting the next day visiting BR Std 4 2-6-0 and S&D 7F are on shed while resident 7F is in the head shunt at Minehead.
A closer view of BR Std 4 76017 gleaming on shed ready for Gala action the next day
I took this one to show the difference in width of Standard and the 7F.
S&D 7F 2-8-0 53808 basking in the sunshine with large prairie 4110 which is awaiting restoration.
"Manor" 4-6-0 7828 Odney Manor is in the early stages of being stripped for overhaul and was a rather sad sight in the shed yard.
A variety of locos i Minehead shed yard.
25 April 2017
S&D 7F 53808 waits departure from Minehead while LMS 4F 44422 is being tested after valve repairs.
S&D 7F 53809 receiving attention while 4F 44422 is on test in the background on Minehead shed.
22 April 2017
Large prairie 5199 waiting to depart Bishops Lydeard for Minehead on a warm spring day.
Large prairie 5199 taking water at Bishops Lydeard
Contrasting type 3 front ends at Williton - Crompton class 33 D6566 and Hymek class 35 D7017/
Class 52 Western D1010 Western Campaigner faces Class 35 Hymek D7017 face each other at Williton.
21 April 2017
As 5199 had taken over the turn D6575 was being returned to Williton diesel depot on the rear of the train.
Later in the day 5199 was able to take over from the 33 and is seen waiting departure from Minehead.
Class 33 "Crompton" D6575 waiting to depart from Minehead with a train for Bishops Lydeard deputising for the 4F hence the headcode!
20 April 2017
S&D 7F 53808 on Minehead turntable.
53808 heads for the turntable after arrival with a charter from London.
Ex S&D 7F 2-8-0 53808 arriving at Minehead with a through train from London which it had taken over from 46100 at Norton Fitzwarren.
The resident LMS 4F 0-6-0 44422 receiving attention to its valves on Minehead shed.
Class 33 "Crompton" D6575 having arrived from Williton is coupled to the failed 4F's train.
Visiting large prairie 5199 is on shed for maintenance as 4F 44422 awaits attention having just failed with valve problems.
19 April 2017
Variety on Minehead shed - GWR large prairie 5199, S&D 7F 53809 and GWR Hall 6960 Raveningham Hall.
18 April 2017
6960 Raveningham Hall running round a Steam Engineman special at Minehead.
Ex LMS 4F 0-6-0 44422 running round at Minehead.
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