Saturday, 8 October 2016

West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala

A few clips from our visit to this Heritage Railway gala.

Locomotives include:

  • GWR Tank 1450
  • GWR Hall Class 4936 Kinlet Hall
  • GWR Class 4575 no 5542
  • GWR Modified Hall Class 6960 Ravingham Hall
  • S&DJR Class 7F 53808
  • LMS Class 4F 44422
  • 0-4-0ST Kilmersdon

Had a little ride in this restored coach at the West Somerset Steam Gala.

At the West Somerset Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala held on 6th - 9th October 2016, saw the first time that the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust’s Coach number 4 carried fare paying passengers for over 70 years. 

No. 4 was built at Highbridge in 1886, taken out of use in 1929, and the body converted for use as a cricket pavilion at Templecombe. It was rescued by the Trust in 1986 and brought to Washford, where it is now resplendent in the fully lined out Prussian blue livery of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway. The restoration was completed in August of 2016. No. 4 was in use for the Spring Steam Gala only partly completed.

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