Dieselgen – 22-Mar-24

Dieselgen – 22-Mar-24


Class 09 Shunter D4107 (09 019) prepares to depart from Bishops Lydeard with one of the 17 shuttle services that ran to the Norton Fitzwarren platform over the weekend of 5/6th August 2023. Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) stood alongside with the arrival from Minehead. Pictured on Saturday 5th August 2023 by Josh Brinsford  © CC BY-NC 3.0


Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) will be in use on Friday 22nd March 2024 on a ‘Tidy Train’ working from Williton to Norton Fitzwarren, returning to Williton in the afternoon with Class 09 Shunter D4107 (09 019) so that the ’09’ can undergo repairs to a failed window mechanism. The booked timings for these workings are as follows:

     Depart Williton (WN) at 09:30 arrive Norton Fitzwarren (NF) at 10:17

     Depart NF at 14:00 arrive at Bishops Lydeard (BL) at 14:15 (Loco and brake van)

     Depart BL at 15:05 arrive WN at 15:42 (two Locos)

The actual timings of these workings will depend on the activities that are taking place and may vary from the booked timings.

In preparation for the re-opening of the WSR this coming Saturday, there will also be Empty Coaching Stock moves taking place on Friday between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard using WSR 2-6-0 ‘Mogul’ 9351


Please note that the WSR does not re-open until Saturday, so the stations will remain closed until then.


Our DIESEL RUNNING DATES page is regularly updated and carries the list of diesel-hauled public services for 2024. This page is used in conjunction with DIESELGEN to provide a complete picture of diesel locomotive activities on the WSR:


The webcams provide a very good way of watching the action from afar. Click this link: http://www.wsr.org.uk/cams.htm or click on the image below to go to the webcams via wsr.org.uk:

Webcams are available at Bishops Lydeard, Crowcombe Heathfield, Williton, Blue Anchor, Minehead Seaward Way and Minehead Station. Select the appropriate webcam by clicking on the blue button on the webcam page. Many thanks to Railcam UK and the WSR for providing these webcam services.


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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: We are looking for additional engineering help to maintain our fleet of elderly locomotives, so if you have such skills and would like to join the DEPG and come along to Williton for a ‘taster day’, then please use our CONTACT FORM so that we can get in touch with you.


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