2 Class 20 Guest Diesel Locomotives arriving at Bishops Lydeard today

The West Somerset Railway welcomes the arrival of two class 20's, both are guest locmotives to this weekends Diesel Gala and Rail Ale Trail.

Nos. D8059 & D8188 (20059 & 20188 in TOPS days) both currently in BR Green livery. No. D8059 was built by Robert Stephenson Hawthorn at Darlington in 1961 and D8188 at English Electrics Vulcan Foundry in 1967. 2017 marks the 60thanniversary of the first of the class entering service so it is particularly pleasing to see the locos on the WSR this year. It is planned to run the two locos together nose to nose as the class so often ran in BR service. We are grateful to the owner David Coombes of Somerset & Dorset Locomotive Company for the loan of the locos for our event.

7th June, 2017
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