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To start, a few photos of the Mixed Traction Weekend in June 2010. First a pair of Westerns, D1062 Western Courier and D1010 Western Campaigner waiting for their next turn at Bishops Lydeard.
The other side and other end of the pair with two of the crew in conversation beside them.
The distinctive "Western" front end of D1062 seen in profile at Bishops Lydeard.
The two "Westerns" on their Minehead bound train with two "Warships", D832 Onslaught and D821 Greyhound, working the Norton Fitzwarren shuttle top and tail beside them.
D821 Greyhound at the Norton end of the shuttle.
Having finished her stint on the shuttles D821 was making her way across to the sidings to layover.
D832 Onslaught had also finished on the shuttles and had taken over a train to return it to Minehead.
Class 14 D9526 at one end of the Norton shuttle.
Visiting Class 14 D9520 was at the other end of the shuttle and D821 had moved in to position ready to take over a down train.
D821 Greyhound waiting to leave Bishops Lydeard for Minehead.
After far too long a gap, we move on to July 2011 when large prairie 4160 was on shed at Minehead.
Two photos of light pacific 34046 Braunton in the headshunt by the seafront at Minehead.
71000 Duke of Gloucester visited the WSR in 2011, I finally got a couple of photos while she was on display at the WSRA Steam Fayre at Norton Fitzwarren.
Two very different Swindon products seen at Minehead 30 August 2011, 2-8-0 no. 3850 and Class 03 0-6-0 diesel D2133 stabled in the headshunt.
At the other end of the shed small prairie 5553 was receiving attention to the smoke box while large prairie 4160 can be glimpsed hiding in the shed.
No, the WSR hasn't got a "bubble car" single car DMU, one of the Class 115 DMBS's was in the shed yard awaiting attention.
Two photos of A1 pacific 60163 Tornado after arriving in the bay platform at Minehead. This newly built loco which was paying a return visit to the WSR is very popular with large crowds around following her arrival.
This photo shows the crowds still around some 20 minutes after Tornado's arrival.
A significant development in 2011 was the replacement of the footbridge at Williton station, somehow makes it look complete.
During the 2011 Autumn Steam Gala 6960 Raveningham Hall wasn't quite complete so was on display at Williton rather than in action.
The DEPG's Sentinel diesel hydraulic shunter was in the spot usually occupied by the Gala "Thunderbird" loco, hence the headboard.
Warship D832 Onslaught and nearly completely restored Class 33 "Crompton" D6575 were tucked away in the DEPG's shed during the Steam Gala - both very smartly painted.
The great thing about Williton's footbridge is the vantage point it provides for photography, here large prairie 4160 and small prairie 5553 arrive with a down train with a variety of diesels plus 6960 visible in the yards.
I caught the pair of prairies train to Minehead, it might have been the 1 October but the weather was fantastic, hot and sunny, adding a lot of ordinary passengers to the Gala crowds.
Somerset & Dorset 2-8-0 No. 88 was about to come off shed to work the prairies train back to Bishops Lydeard.
Ex GWR 5029 Nunney Castle was in the headshunt, sidelined due to problems with a lubricator.
Even tank engines get turned on Minehead's turntable, large prairie 4160 is seen in the course of being turned ready for her next working.
Small prairie 5553's next working was the goods train to Dunster, seen here formed up in the yard.
4160 then came onto shed passing the goods train, a chance to compare the two types.
Crew and shed staff in conversation whilst 4160 was coaled and watered.
A little later GW 2-8-0 3850 was en route to shed after brining in a down train.
Manston came off the train and on to the turntable.
By this time 34070 Manston had gone across to the shed.
1744 then followed to shed, a rare visitor to this part of the world.
The next arrival was worked by resident small mogul 9351, seen here on the turntable.
34070 then took 9351's train (and me) back up, this last shot of the Gala shows her leaving Williton.
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