DIESELGEN – dates for Summer 2021

DIESELGEN – dates for Summer 2021

Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7018 climbs towards Washford during the 2019 “Diesels to the Seaside” event on 21st  June 2019. Photo by Mark Ireland © CC BY-NC 3.0

The WSR have announced the dates and times for the DIESEL RUNNING DAYS and have also released the ticketing, which can be found by following these links:


The running days will be as follows (all are Saturdays):

  • 17 July              (‘Hymek’ D7018, with extension to Norton Fitzwarren)
  • 31 July              (‘Hymek’ D7018)
  • 07 August        (‘Hymek’ D7018, with extension to Norton Fitzwarren)
  • 21 August        (Crompton pair, top and tail, celebrating their 60th birthdays!)
  • 25 September  (‘Hymek’ D7018, with extension to Norton Fitzwarren)


Please try to support these diesel running days – we need to show the strength of support for running diesels on the WSR, even though the offering this year is far from ideal. Please consider this as way to show your support for the WSR and the DEPG. Thanks !


IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, we have been advised that our diesels will be in use for the MIXED TRAFFIC WEEKEND on 17-18 September, the timetable for which has not yet been released. This new running opportunity will feature an extension to Norton Fitzwarren to provide both additional mileage and additional interest from this little-used section of the line. We will send out a DIESELGEN bulletin as soon as we have firm details. Meanwhile, mark the date in you diary !


If you are unable to attend, 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

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

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

BA: http://www.wsr.org.uk/r-cam-ba1.htm

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

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