Daily Archives: Sunday, March 24, 2024


    Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) was pictured at Crowcombe Heathfield on 25th October 2023 en route from Williton to Bishops Lydeard, waiting for the ‘down’ service to pass. Photo by Tom Courtney © CC BY-NC 3.0 


    Apologies for this revision to the previous Dieselgen bulletin, which is due to operational issues.

    Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) will be in use on Sunday 24th March 2024 on a service train, standing in for a steam locomotive. The booked timings (BLUE timetable) are as follows:

         Depart Bishops Lydeard at 1015 arrive at Minehead 1135

         Depart Minehead at 1220 arrive at Bishops Lydeard 1340

         Depart Bishops Lydeard at 1440 arrive at Minehead 1600

         Depart Minehead at 1630 arrive at Bishops Lydeard 1750

    Total diesel haulage : 80 miles


    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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