West Somerset Railway
Ian Brodie

CLASS 33 "CROMPTON" No. D6566 & D6575

The Ninety Eight Locos in this class were built by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company as a general purpose diesel electric type for the Southern Region the Class 33’s proved to be one of the most reliable work horses ever to be available to the railways of Britain, capable of most jobs except for the fastest expresses and the heaviest freight work. That led them to range far and wide from their original area and there are few lines that they have not visited in almost five decades of use. Westbury has seen them on cross country passenger, permanent way and oil trains amongst other traffics down the years.