News – 03/06/12

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY  MIXED TRACTION WEEKEND

JUNE 15th to 17th

WHAT IS WORKING WHAT?

The following is a list of which locomotive is scheduled to work which train during the long weekend. Please note that this information is printed in good faith and may change if there are any breakdowns, failures to arrive in the case of the “guests” or other problems.

Steam Trains will run as follows

On Saturday 16th 7828 “Norton Manor” will head the 10.45 from Bishops Lydeard and the 12.45 from Minehead. In the afternoon it is the turn of 6960 “Raveningham Hall” which will leave Bishops Lydeard at 14.45 and return from Minehead at the head of the 16.45.

The following day Sunday 17th has the same four trains being steam worked but the “Hall” will head the 10.45 from Bishops Lydeard and 12.45 from Minehead with the “Manor” on the 14.45 from Bishops Lydeard and the 16.45 from Minehead.

CLASS 33 CROMPTONS

D6566 will be at the head of the following:-

Friday 15th June:- 0800 Goods from Minehead, then passenger turns as follows:- 1145 from Bishops Lydeard, 1345 from Minehead, 1545 from Bishops Lydeard., 1745 from Minehead.

Saturday 16th June:- 0900 from Bishops Lydeard, 1745 from Minehead.

Sunday 17th June: 1645 from Bishops Lydaerd.

D6575 will work the following:-

Friday 15th June: 11.45 from Bishops Lydeard (the return to traffic working after the completion of the overhaul), 1345 from Minehead, 1545 from Bishops Lydeard and 17.45 from Minehead.

Saturday 16th June:- 0900 from Bishops Lydeard, 10.45 from Minehead, 1545 from Bishops Lydeard and 1745 from Minehead.

Sunday June 17th:- 0900 from Bishops Lydeard (first “solo” working after overhaul), 1445 from Minehead.

CLASS 35 HYMEK

D7017 will work the following:-

Friday 15th June:- 1045 from Minehead, 1245 from Bishops Lydeard, 1445 from Minehead, 1645 from Bishops Lydeard.

Saturday 16th June:- Standby loco at Williton.

Sunday 17th June:- 0955 from Bishops Lydeard, 1145 from Minehead, 1345 from Bishops Lydeard, 1545 from Minehead.

D7018’s long return to working order continues to progress at the DEPG Depot at Williton and it can be viewed there on all three days.

CLASS 42 WARSHIP

D832 “Onslaught” will be working the following trains:-

Friday 15th June: No work during the day but will attach to 1645 from Bishops Lydeard at Williton

Saturday 16th June:-  0845 from Minehead, 1145 from Bishops Lydeard, 1345 from Minehead, 1645 from Bishops Lydeard.

Sunday 17th June:- 0955 from Bishops Lydeard (after running light engine from Minehead), 1145 from Minehead, 1345 from Bishops Lydeard.

CLASS 47

D1661 “North Star” will be mixing Sulzer sound into the Maybach music at the head of:-

Friday 15th June:- 0945 from Minehead.

Saturday 16th June:- 0845 from Bishops Lydeard, 1045 from Minehead, 1840 goods from Bishops Lydeard.

Sunday 17th June::- 0945 from Minehead.

CLASS 52

D1035 “Western Yeoman” (D1010 “Western Campaigner” in alternate guise) will work as follows:-

Friday 15th June:- 1245 from Bishops Lydeard, 1445 from Minehead, and 1645 from Bishops Lydeard.

Saturday June 16th:- 1155 from Bishops Lydeard, 1345 from Minehead, 1645 from Bishops Lydeard.

Sunday 17th June:- No rostered workings.

CLASS 55

The visiting “Deltic” 55022 “Royal Scots Grey” will be working at the following times:-

Friday 15th June:- 0945 from Bishops Lydeard, 1145 from Minehead, 1345 from Bishops Lydeard, 1545 from Minehead and 1745 from Bishops Lydeard

Saturday 16th June:- 0945 from Minehead, 1245 from Bishops Lydeard, 1445 from Minehead and 1745 from Bishops Lydeard.

Sunday 17th June:- 0845 from Minehead, 1145 from Bishops Lydeard, and 1345 from Minehead.

CLASS 66/7

The big General Motors Type 5 from GBrF will be on duty as follows:-

Friday 15th June:- 1045 from Bishops Lydeard, 1245 from Minehead, 1445 from Bishops Lydeard and 1645 from Minehead.

Saturday 16th June: 0945 from Bishops Lydeard, 1145 from Minehead, 1345 from Bishops Lydeard, 1545 from Minehead.

Sunday 17th June:- 1545 from Bishops Lydeard and 1745 from Minehead.

CLASS 73 73119.

Unfortunately only one electro diesel will now be coming to the Mixed Traction Weekend and as it will on diesel power rather than the “juice” its availability is limited. It will work as follows:-

Friday 15th June:- 1840 Goods from Bishops Lydeard.

Saturday 16th June:- 0800 goods from Minehead, 1545 from Bishops Lydeard. (In between it will offer some brake van rides along the Bishops Lydeard-Norton Fitzwarren section)

Sunday 17th June:- 1045 from Minehead, 1245 from Bishops Lydeard and 1445 from Minehead.

CLASS 14

There is no scheduled “Teddy Bear” haulage in this Gala. D9526 is undergoing maintenance at Williton Depot and can be seen there together with the recently arrived and very much unrestored D9518.

COMPANY DMU

The Class 115/117 hybrid will do the following:-

Friday 15th June: 0900 from Bishops Lydeard

Saturday 16th June: 1845 from Minehead

Sunday 17th June: No scheduled turns.

ROF SHUNTER

The former Royal Ordnance Factory Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 DH will be doing “Driver for a Fiver” at Minehead. Please note these are not pre-bookable in advance.

FIRST GREAT WESTERN SHUTTLES

FGW will be working shuttle trains between Taunton and Bishops Lydeard as follows (traction type not known for sure but likely to be a Class 150)

Saturday 16th June:-

From Taunton at 0932, 1030, 1130, 1230, 1530,1620, and 1711

From Bishops Lydeard at  1003,1103, 1203, 1310, 1410, 1503, 155, 1645, 1733 and 1830

Sunday 17th June:-

From Taunton at 0936, 1034, 1130, 1231, 1526, 1620 and 1710

From Bishops Lydeard at  1003, 1103, 1203, 1503, 1555, 1645, and 1740.

Please note that down trains will not leave Bishops Lydeard before the shuttles arrive from Taunton.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Group will be at Minehead on all three days explaining their plans to recreate one of the long-scrapped prototype LMS diesel locomotives 10000 and 10001.

Also at Minehead you will find John Cowlishaw who will have displays of his nameplates, numberplates and shed plates ready for sale. These are wooden recreations and commissions can be taken for your favourites. Prices are rather less than you could expect to fork over for the metal versions from dealers or auction houses.

The above information is also available to download here and in the news section of www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

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Posted June 3, 2012 by presnews in PD News 2012, Preserved Diesels News