DIESELGEN – 13-May-21

DIESELGEN – 13-May-21

Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ D9526 pauses at Crowcombe Heathfield while working a service train towards Minehead on a wet Sunday 23rd June 2019. Photo by Simon Purvis © CC BY-NC 3.0


On Saturday 15th May 2021, Class 14 D9526 will depart from Williton (WN) and head to Bishops Lydeard (BL) and then to Westridge shed for positioning over the pit for an underframe examination. This is the penultimate step towards making her ready for service – the last step being a set of loaded test runs that will take place as soon as possible. Here’s the details of the workings for Saturday:

     0945 WN arriving BL 1018 then to Westridge shed.

     When ready and when a path is available, return from BL to WN.

It may only be a light engine run this time, but it will still be great to see her out and about again.


On Saturday 15th May 2021 and Sunday 16th May 2021, there will be diesel-hauled crew training specials running between Bishops Lydeard (BL) and Williton (WN) with Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) covering the duties. Here’s the details:


SATURDAY 15th May 2021

     1030 BL arriving WN 1105 (diesel hauled)

     1145 WN arriving BL 1220 (diesel hauled)


SUNDAY 16th May 2021

The first two return services of the day will be steam-hauled but Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) will take over in the afternoon. The booked movements are:

     1015 BL arriving WN 1050 (steam hauled)

     1120 WN arriving BL 1155 (steam hauled)

     1300 BL arriving WN 1335 (steam hauled)

     1405 WN arriving BL 1440 (steam hauled)

     1510 BL arriving WN 1544 (diesel hauled)

     1605 WN arriving BL 1640 (diesel hauled)


Trains may depart early. Other workings may take place. The railway is to be considered as LIVE at all times.

Please note that the stations remain closed to the public and trespassing is not allowed.


The webcams provide a very good way of watching the action from afar. Here are the links:

BL: http://www.wsr.org.uk/r-cam-bl2.htm

WN: http://www.wsr.org.uk/r-cam-wn2.htm

After a long absence, we are pleased to note that the Crowcombe Heathfield webcam is back online. Here’s the link:

CH: http://www.wsr.org.uk/r-cam-ch1.htm


Many thanks to Railcam UK and the WSR for providing these webcam services.

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