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The West Somerset Railway Gallery

A general selection of steam images taken on The West Somerset Railway

9th September 2017
World Famous steam locomotive No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' ‘Flying Scotsman’ spent a week hauling passengers along the West Somerset Railway between the 5th and 12th September 2017. The railway provided additional parking and special boarding procedures to cope with the passenger numbers expected. The locomotive is pictured at Watersmeet Bridge on the 9th September heading for Minehead.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


26th August 2017
Passengers on board the West Somerset Railway's 'Quantock Belle' dining train were treated to an fireworks display on Saturday 26th August 2017. The train was hauled by GWR Hall No. 6960 'Raveningham Hall' 'Raveningham Hall' from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead during which time passengers enjoyed a three course meal during their journey. After a quick turn around the train departed Minehead at 21:30 to arrive into Watchet in time for the Watchet Festival Fireworks. No. 6960 'Raveningham Hall' is pictured at Watchet after passengers had re-boarded the dining train to complete their journey back to Bishops Lydeard.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney/ Brian Garrett)


23rd May 2017
After arriving onto WSR metals as the 1Z63 16:30 Bristol Temple Meads - Minehead, the switch between the WSR's 7F No.53808 to work forward to Minehead happened at Norton Fitzwarren on a non public viewing location. No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' later worked forward to Bishops Lydeard where the locomotive was then taken onto the servicing shed where it was then stabled for the next three days. The locomotive is pictured at Bishops Lydeard on the 23rd May 2017.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


14th April 2001
2-6-2T Large Prairie No.4160 stands at Bishops Lydeard waiting to depart to Minehead on the 14th April 2001.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


14th April 2001
GWR 0-6-0 Pannier Tank No.9466 stands at Bishops Lydeard having taken water before returning to Minehead on the 14th April 2001.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


14th April 2001
0-6-0T No.9466 arrives into Bishops Lydeard on the 14th April with a service train from Minehead.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st April 2001
BR Standard 4MT No.80136 and GWR 4-6-0 King No. 6024 'King Edward I' stand at Crowcomb Heathfield on the 1st April 2001 passing WSR Class 117 DMU No.51859 arriving with a stopping service to Minehead.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


26th July 2000
Having arrvied into Bishops Lydeard from Minehead on the 26th July 2000 2-6-2 Large Prairie Tank No.4160 runs around it's train before taking water.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


26th July 2000
GWR 4-6-0 Manor No. 7820 'Dinmore Manor' and 2-6-2 Large Prairie No.4144 stand at Minehead Shed on the 26th July 2000
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


6th July 2000
2-6-2 Large PrairieTank No.4144 stands at Bishops Lydeard on the 26th July 2000 ready to depart with a service train to Minehead.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


1st January 1998
2-6-2T No.4561 stands at Bishops Lydeard on the 1st January 1998 waiting to depart with a passenger service to Minehead.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


13th September 1987
2-6-2T No.5572 hauls a Park Royal DMU and three Mk1 Chocolate and Cream coaches away from Washford on the 13th September 1987 heading for Minehead.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)


24th August 1963
2-6-2T Large Prairie No.4143 departs from Crowcombe Heathfield Station on the 24th August 1963 while working teh 14:20 Minehead - London Paddington service.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



Park Royal DMU W50413-W56169 departs from Minehead on an unknown date heading for Bishops Lydeard.
(Photo: Taunton Trains Collection)



During December 2000 GWR 4-6-0 'Manor' No. 7820 'Dinmore Manor' stands at Bishops Lydeard ready to depart with a Santa Special to Crowcombe Heathfield.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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