This years West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala was held on March - this page has photos from Saturday 16 and Monday 18 March so far.
Saturday 16 March 2013
This days photos were all taken at Williton.
Southern Class N15 4-6-0 777 Sir Lamiel waits with a down train as resident "Manor" 7828 Norton Manor (40 Commando) arrives with an up service.
Sir Lamiel's nameplate.
Another resident loco, 2-8-0 3850 with a down train, tender first running was necessary due to a Network Rail ballast train occupying the triangle.
The next down train was worked by another resident, large prairie 4160.
The Up train was worked by visiting US Army S160 2-8-0 6046, a very unusual sight in Somerset!
7828 Norton Manor then returned form Bishops Lydeard with a down train.
777 Sir Lamiel also returned with an up train, the first coach is one of the "Quantock Belle" carriages recently repainted in Pullman livery.
Monday 18 March 2013
A quick visit to Williton where 5542 and Auto-trailer 178 were crossing with Didcot's GWR Railmotor 93
The Railmotor arriving at Williton from Bishops Lydeard.
Another view of this unique machine.
The "engine" end of the railmotor with small prairie 5542 just arrived on the up platform.
5542 with Auto 178, both gleaming in the very welcome sunshine.
The Railmotor then drew down before taking water by the Swindon Shed.
The Railmotor next to the Autotrailer, an interesting comparison.
Railmotor 93 moving off with cyclinder cocks open - a very different sight and sound.
5542 then left for Bishops Lydeard with impressive exhaust in the cold air.
Another view of 5542 leaving Williton. The loop will hopefully soon be extended under the road bridge.
A view of Auto 178's driving end to compare with 93's seen above.
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This site was last updated 18-03-2013
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