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This years West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala is being held on Saturday and Sunday 8-9 March and Thursday to Sunday 13-16 March.
Saturday 8 March
Not all the steam was on the rails, this steam lorry was running around at Williton and is seen passing between D9526 and S&D 88.
Visiting 56xx 0-6-2T 5619 at Williton with an up train.
Two views of 5619 heading out of Williton towards Bishops Lydeard.
Merchant Navy pacific 35011 General Steam Navigation is at WS Restoration's Williton Works for some contract repair work. It's worth remembering that many locos operating today were in this sort of condition before restoration began.
S&D 2-8-0 88 was the spare loco for the first Saturday, the spare waits at Williton as the central point in case of need.
Small prairie 5542 - returning for a few weeks after too long an absence - and large prairie 4160 double heading a down train at Williton.
Black Five 45110 approaching Williton with an up train under darkening skies.
Visiting 0-6-2T 5619 again, this time at Bishops Lydeard waiting to come on to the back of an incoming train to work it back down to Minehead.
5619 seen again at Crowcombe Heathfield with her down train waiting to cross.
The up train 5619 was waiting for was brought in by LNW "Super D" 0-8-0 49395.
Sunday 9 March
S&D 2-8-0 88 and GW small prairie 5553 on shed and GW 2-8-0T 5224 on the loop at Minehead.
GW large prairie 4160 on shed at Minehead.
They were then joined by another small prairie 5553 - the Three Prairies at Minehead.
Black Five 45110, which was one of the locos working on the "last day of steam" in 1968, by the water tower at Minehead.
LNW Super D 0-8-0 49395 in the headshunt at Minehead.
You too can be part of the action - new volunteers are always welcome, you can find out more on Volunteers, there's a big perk in exchange for your efforts - free travel!
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This site was last updated 13-08-2012
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