17th December 2016
Saturday 17th December 2016 saw some Winter steam to end the season. 'The Cathedrals Express' was operated the 1Z34 12:15 London Victoria to Bishops Lydeard (for Minehead) by BR (Southern Region) Rebuilt Light Pacific No.34046. Running as 34052 'Lord Dowding' the impressive sight sweeps through Cogload Junction at speed en route to The West Somerset Railway. West Coast Railways Class 47/8 No.47802 was also located on the rear of the train (out of sight in this shot) At Bishops Lydeard the locomotive was removed for servicing while the WSR's own GWR Hall took the train forward to Minehead.
(Photo: S A Ginn)