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West Somerset Railway - 2018 Spring Steam Gala

Images taken of the Spring Steam Gala 2018. The gala weekend was held between Thursday 22nd and Sunday 25th March 2018 . The theme for the event was 'Great Western Routes and Branches between 1923 & 1948'. Steam Locomotives visiting the line included the unique USATC S160 No.6046, along with more traditional Great Western locomotives in the shape of GWR 57XX 0-6-T Pannier Tank No.7714 & GWR 14XX 0-4-2T No.1450 along with Autotrailer No.178 (from the Severn Valley Railway), GWR 4-6-0 Hall No.6990 (from the Great Central Railway). GWR 0-6-0T No.9466 completed the visitor line up. These locomotives operated alongside those from the ‘home fleet’ which included GWR Modified Hall 4-6-0 No.6960, and GWR Manor No.7822

25th March 2018
GWR 4-2-0 Autotank No.1450 passes through Cotford St Luke on the 25th March 2018 while working the 15:18 Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren shuttle.
(Photo: Sclub)


25th March 2018
USATC S160 No.6046 passes Dunster Marsh on Sunday 25th March hauling the 12:50 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead military train.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


25th March 2018
From the home fleet GWR 4-6-0 Modified Hall No. 6960 'Raveningham Hall' passes Castle Hill powering the 16:40 Minehead - Bishops Lydeard service on the 26th March 2018.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


25th March 2018
A pair of GWR 4-6-0 Hall's No. 6990 'Witherslack Hall' and No. 6960 'Raveningham Hall' storm through Woolsten Moor on Sunday 25th March 2018 working the 10:55 Minehead - Bishops Lydeard service during the 2018 Spring Steam Gala weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th March 2018
GWR 2-6-0 No. 7822 'Foxcote Manor' powers through Kenstford shortly after departing from Watchet on the 25th March 2017 while workign the 09:55 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead service.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


25th March 2018
0-6-0T No.9466 passes along Kerr Moor on the 25th March 2018 during the Spring Steam Gala working the 13:45 Minehead - Bishops Lydeard service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th March 2018
Star of the West Somerset Railway 2018 Spring Steam Gala was undoubtedly USATC S160 No.6046 which spent the weekend echoing the Quantock Hills which it's unique American chime whistle. The locomotive is seen at Bicknoller on Sunday 25th March hauling one of the last trains of the 2018 Gala, the 15:40 from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


25th March 2018
0-4-2T No.1450 trundles down the grade at Woolsten Moor on Sunday 23th March 2018 while working the 11:16 Norton Fitzwarren - Willliton service during the 2018 Spring Steam Gala weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th March 2018
USATC S160 No.6046 powers along the Bristol Channel coastline at Kerr Moor shortly after departing from Blue Anchor while working the 12:50 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead service during the 2018 Spring Steam Gala Weekend on the 23rd March 2018.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th March 2018
0-6-0T No.7714 departs from Crowcombe on the 25th March 2018 while working the 09:55 Minehead - Bishops Lydeard service during the 2018 Spring Steam Gala weekend.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th March 2018
USATC S160 No.6046 passes Kerr Moor shortly after departing from Blue Anchor on Sunday 23rd March while working the 12:50 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead 1960's military train.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th March 2018
0-6-0T No.7714 visiting the West Somerset Railway from the Severn Valley Railway arrives into Blue Anchor on the 25th March 2018 while working the 12:07 Norton Fitzwarren to Minehead service.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


25th March 2018
USATC S160 No.6046 powers away from Williton at Castle Hill on Sunday 25th March while working the 15:40 Minehead - Bishops Lydeard service.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


25th March 2018
4-6-0 Manor No. 7822 'Foxcote Manor' powers up Washford bank from Watchet on Sunday 22nd March 2018 while hauling the 09:55 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead service on the last day of the West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala event.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


25th March 2018
British Railways black liveried 4-6-0 Manor No. 7822 'Foxcote Manor' departs from Dunster and runs along the Dunster marshes on Sunday 25th March 2018 while working the 14:10 Norton Fitzwarren to Minehead service.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


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