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West Somerset Railway - 2017 Diesel Gala

Images taken of the West Somserset Railway 2017 Diesel Gala

11th June 2017
British Rail Green Class 20s No.D8059 and No.D8188 stand at Minehead on Saturday 11th June 2018 between duties ready to haul their next service train back to Bishops Lydeard during the WSR 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


11th June 2017
British Rail Green Class 20s No.D8188 and No.8059 power The Quantock Belle along the shore line at Blue Anchor passing Kerr Moor on Sunday 11th June 2017 heading for Dunster and Minehead.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


11th June 2017
BR Blue Class 26 No.26043 stands at Bishops Lydeard on the 11th June 2017 ready to depart with the 11:55 to Minehead during the 2017 WSR Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


11th June 2017
Under darkening skies Scottish Class 26 No.26043 stands at Blue Anchor having arrived with the 11:55 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead service, taken during the 2017 WSR Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


11th June 2017
BR Blue Class 26 No.26043 visiting from the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway, departs from Blue Anchor hauling the 11:55 Bishops Lydeard to Minehead service on the 11th June 2017 during the Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


11th June 2017
Two small Sulzers in the shape of a Class 26 No.26043 and Class 33 No.D6575 (33057) double head along the coast at Blue Anchor on Sunday 11th June 2017 while working the 13:45 Minehead - Bishops Lydeard service during the 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


11th June 2017
British Rail Two Tone Green Class 47 No.D1661 (47840) arrives light engine into Bishops Lydeard station during the 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend on the 11th June 2017.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
The first two days of the West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala weekend have gone without a hitch.The event attracted lots of visitors to the line and the Ale Trail (at Bishops Lydeard, Stogumber and Minehead) seemed popular and busy. On Saturday 10th June 2017 BR Green Class 20's No.D8188 (20188) and No.D8059 (20059) at pictured at Bishops Lydeard ready to depart with the 16:55 to Minehead. The pair have been experiencing problems with dual power throughout the weekend but continue to operate and keep to time on their diagrams, and seemed well received by gala visitors.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
Having arrived from Bishops Lydeard on Saturday 10th June 2017, Class 20s No.D8188 and No.8059 prepare to run around their stock at Minehead during the 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
Arriving into Minehead in a freak downpour on Fiday 10th June 2017 during the first day of the 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend, BR Blue Class 25 No.26043 arrives with the 17:55 from Bishops Lydeard. The locomotive was visiting from the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway to take part in the 2017 event.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
Having recently received a complete bodywork overhaul Class 33 No.D6566 (33048) is pictured on display at Williton Shed during the 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend. The locomotive was available for cab visits and can be seen mid restoration minus its fuel tanks.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
Work stained Class 47/8 No.D1661 (47840) stands at Bishops Lydeard on Saturday 10th June 2017 prior to working light engine to Williton to collect stock for a later service train.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
British Rail Two Tone Green Class 47 No.D1661 (47840) is pictured at Minehead stabled with a goods train in the sidings at Minehead on the 11th June during the 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
Former British Rail Class 50s were used by GBRf to transport a pair of Class 20s to the West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala Weekend. The pair No. 50007 'Hercules' and No. 50049 'Defiance' are pictured on display at Bishops Lydeard on the 10th June 2017.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


10th June 2017
Complete with 'The Bristolian' headboard BR Maroon liveried Western No. D1010 'Western Campaigner' stands at Bishops Lydeard on the 10th June 2018 ready to depart with the 09:05 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead service during the 2017 Diesel Gala Weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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