DIESELGEN : 27-28-Apr-24

DIESELGEN : 27-28-Apr-24

Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ D9526 was pictured at Blue Anchor on 13th April 2024 while working Mark 3 sleeping coach 10542 to Minehead for repairs. Photo by Robin Wichard © CC BY-NC 3.0 


On Saturday 27th April, Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ D9526 will be in use on a ‘Pick-Up Goods’ working as part of the preparation for the forthcoming STEAM GALA (Friday 3rd through Monday 6th May).

The booked timings are:

     0935 depart Williton (WN) arriving Bishops Lydeard (BL) at 1010

     1040 depart BL arriving Norton Fitzwarren (NF) at 1050

     1140 depart NF arriving WN at 1225

     1415 depart WN arriving Dunster yard (DR) at 1458

     1530 depart DR yard arriving Minehead (MD) 1538

     1630 depart MD on the rear of the service train, arriving WN at 1712


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


On Sunday 28th April, Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33057) will be in use on the 1230 departure from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back under the RED timetable. The booked timing for this working is as follows:

     1230 depart BL arrive MD 1350

     1430 depart MD arrive BL 1550


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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