DIESELGEN – 16th June

DIESELGEN – 16th June

Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7017 was sharing the depot siding with visiting steam loco 6990 ‘WITHERSLACK HALL’ when pictured at Minehead on Saturday 8th June 2024. Photo by Sylvia Way © CC BY-NC 3.0 


On Saturday 15th June, Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7017 will be in use on the 10:00 departure from Minehead and subsequent working under the BLUE timetable.

Unfortunately, due to a crew availability issue, the booked Sunday 16th June working will revert to Class 33 haulage with D6575 (33057) in charge.

Apologies to ‘Hymek’ fans, but please be assured that this is not a locomotive issue but a crew availability issue.

The booked timings for this working under the BLUE timetable are:

     1000 depart Minehead (MD) arriving Bishops Lydeard (BL) at 1125

     1230 depart BL arriving MD at 1350

     1430 depart MD arriving BL at 1550

     1635 depart BL arriving MD at 1800


One of our Class 33s will cover the weekend workings on 22/23rd June, but D7017 is booked to haul the weekend diesel service on 29/30th June.


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, Watchet (x2), 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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