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The D+EG’s first acquisition: ex-BR Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7017 waiting at Taunton in 1975 for onward transfer to the West Somerset Railway. Photo by Barry Gay © CC BY-NC 3.0


The Diesel & Electric Preservation Group (The D&EPG) was formed in 1972 to promote interest in the modern railway scene. Back then it was known as the Diesel and Electric Group (D+EG). In July 1975, ‘Hymek’ D7017 was purchased from BR and towed to Taunton, before being transferred to Minehead station on the West Somerset Railway (WSR) in March 1976. In 1977, D7017 became the first diesel locomotive to work on the line in preservation and has been active on the WSR ever since.

Click one of the links below to find out more about the DEPG:

Locomotive Status

History: DEPG History

People: DEPG directors and trustees

Company: The Diesel And Electric Preservation Group Limited

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