West Somerset Railway S & D Gala

I was only able to attend the final day of this S & D fest but boy did I have a good day! The stations were all renamed and they had made a terrific effort to bring in some great loco’s. Put that together with sunshine and blue skies all day and you have a…

A day which didn’t go quite as planned!

I planned Saturday 29th December for 6 shots. Nunney Castle at Patchway and then Llanvihangle, followed by the 2 Black 5’s at Llanvihangle. I was then going across to catch 60009 before doubling back to Pilning for the returning Castle and Black 5’s. What transpired left me with no Castle shots. I then went to…

West Somerset Autumn Steam Gala

Good evening, The West Somerset Railway marked the 50th anniversary of the closure of Taunton’s steam locomotive shed during its Autumn Steam Gala this weekend. A line-up of ‘guest’ engines has been hired for the event, including the Manor Class 7820 Dinmore Manor. Some of the WSR-based ‘residents’ will also assume the identities of long-vanished…