Hall Class 4-6-0 4936 Kinlet Hall had arrived on the West Somerset a few days before and is seen here at Minehead waiting to enter service.
A view of Kinlet's name and number plates.
Another view of her at a rather damp Minehead.
A last one of her, this time her cab.
At the other end of the station BR Std 4MT tank 80136 was leaving with the 14.00 to Bishops Lydeard while Class 52 D1010 Western Campaigner waited to follow with the 14.50 to Williton.
The diesels were swapped at Williton with D7017 taking over for the rest of the day. It is seen here back at Minehead with the 17.30 to Bishops Lydeard.
A shot of the works plate, data panel and raised numbers of D7017.
After arriving at Bishops Lydeard with the 17.30 D7017's next duty was to work the Fish and Chips Special to Minehead and back, this meant much manoeuvring to get it to the correct end of the right set of stock. During this the Hymek is waiting by the water tower as Crompton D6566 pushes one set of coaches out to stand clear on the Norton Fitzwarren line.
Finally D7017 was in place and ready to depart with the "Chippy".
Meanwhile 7820 Dinmore Manor had propelled the stock of the Quantock Belle dining train into the station and is seen here backing out prior to running round with D6566 still waiting to bring its set back into the station for the carriage cleaners attentions.
After Dinmore was in place the Class 33 ran back in with its train.
A last view of them with the Crompton drawn up in Platform 1 and the Quantock Belle leaving from Platform 2.
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