Welcome to the DEPG

Welcome to the DEPG

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The Diesel and Electric Preservation Group was formed with the aim of preserving diesel locomotives for the purpose of educating the public about the history of diesel locomotive development, particularly as it relates to the West Country.

We have our base at Williton, half way along the picturesque West Somerset Railway which operates trains (steam and diesel hauled) around eight months of the year (in a “normal” year).  We have a two-road purpose built maintenance shed, a visitor centre and a further siding giving us room to store and work on the locomotives.

The group is funded by annual membership fees, donations and locomotive hire fees. Anyone can join the Group – details of how can be found elsewhere on this site. We always welcome new members and they are most welcome to become an active volunteer or to visit the Williton depot site to see our locomotives.