Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ D9526 at Bishops Lydeard on 22nd May 2021. Photo by Paul Fleet © CC BY-NC 3.0
On Saturday 5th June 2021, the DEPG will be shunting at Williton depot to reposition several locos. The shunt will include several locos running and moving under their own power in a complex shunt that will take several hours. The locos that will (hopefully!) be moving under their own power will be:
1. Class 33 D6566 (to leave WN for DR on a route refresher training turn)
2. Class 14 D9526
3. Class 52 D1010 ‘WESTERN CAMPAIGNER’
4. Class 47 47077 ‘NORTH STAR’
Movements start at approximately 1030. Please note that NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED ON SITE at WN diesel depot during the shunt period for safety reasons.
Class 33 D6566 (33 048) will be working a crew training (route refresher) special between Williton (WN) and Dunster (DR) on several days, in support of the extension of WSR public services to Blue Anchor (BA). Planned movements are as follows:
Saturday 5th June 2021
1030 WN to DR to WN 1415
Monday 7th and Friday 11th June 2021
0930 WN to DR to WN 1300
Other workings (scheduled or otherwise) may take place. The railway is to be considered as LIVE at all times.
The webcams provide a very good way of watching the action from afar. Here are the links:
Many thanks to Railcam UK and the WSR for providing these webcam services.
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