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West Somerset Railway - Santa Specials

Images taken of the West Somserset Railway Santa Specials from various years

22nd December 2018
GWR 2-8-0 Manor No. 7828 'Odney Manor' was back in action on the West Somerset Railway on the 22nd December 2018 following an extensive overhaul. The locomotives return to steam saw it decorated in festive tinsel to compliement its gleaming paintwork. No. 7828 'Odney Manor' is pictured here arriving into Minehead while working the 15:00 Blue Anchor - Minehead 'Santa Special' service.
(Photo: Adam Snow)


23rd December 2017
GWR Manor No. 7822 'Foxcote Manor' 'Foxcote Manor' climbs Crowcombe Bank with the 10:30 Bishops Lydeard - Williton 'Santa Express' special service on the 23rd December 2017.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


23rd December 2017
4-6-0 GWR Manor No. 7822 'Foxcote Manor' stands at Williton Station on the 23rd December having arrived with the 10:30 Bishops Lydeard - Williton 'Santa Express' service. The loco is pictured being uncoupled before returning to Crowcombe Heathfield and Bishops Lydeard.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


23rd December 2017
BR Black 7F No.53808 climbs the grade to Crowcombe Heathfield Station on Saturday 23rd December working one of three Santa Specials operating on the West Somerset Railway that day. The 10:10 Bishops Lydeard - Williton passes Nornvis Bridge.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)



Riding on the back of a Santa Express service from Bishops Lydeard BR Green Class 25 No.D7523 departs from Bishops Lydeard during December 2000. The locomotive having clearly collided with a bird on the previous trip down from Crowcombe.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


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