DIESELGEN – 13 and 16 April 2024

DIESELGEN – 13 and 16 April 2024

Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ D9526 was bathed in late afternoon sunshine at Westridge Loco Shelter, Bishops Lydeard, on Wednesday 10th January 2024. Photo by Liam Hebditch © CC BY-NC 3.0 


On Saturday 13th April, Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ D9526 will be in use to move a Mk 3 coach from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. The loco will then return to our Williton depot with a brake van in tow, and will remain at Williton until next called into use, which is expected to be on Friday 19th April on an as-yet-unconfirmed infrastructure working from Williton to Kentsford and back.

The booked timings for the Saturday working are as follows:

D9526 – Saturday 13th April 2024

1100 depart BL arrive MD 1215

1315 depart MD arrive WN 1400


On Tuesday 16th April, Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33048) will be in use to move a rake of Empty Coaching Stock (ECS) from Minehead to  Bishops Lydeard in connection with the start of the RED timetable. The loco will then remain at Bishops Lydeard on standby duty.

The booked timing for this working is as follows:

D6566 – Tuesday 16th April 2024

1000 depart MD arrive BL 1130


These workings are not public services and are being run for operational and engineering purposes. Any change in requirements may result in change or cancellation. Actual running may vary from the booked timings.


NOTE: On Sunday 14th April, Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33048) will be in use on the 10:00 Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and associated 80-mile diagram. This is a planned public working under the BLUE timetable. See our DIESEL RUNNING DATES page for details of planned public services.


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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