Establishing a reliable fleet of Locomotives for the running of services in 2017

The West Somerset Railway is always working hard to establish a strong fleet of locomotives to haul normal service trains throughout every year.

With 7828 one of the railway’s prestigious home fleet locomotives out of action for maintenance, alternatives had to be sourced. The Head of Mechanical Engineering has been in communications with other railways and preservation groups to source reliable locomotives to fulfil our commitments to passengers over the height of the season.

It has been confirmed that Manor Class 4-6-0 No. 7822 Foxcote Manor, and 7800 Class 4-6-0 No. 7820 Dinmore Manor return to the railway to join our home fleet, and haul our services from early Summer to Autumn.

We thank the host railways and the locomotive owners for making the locomotives available to us.

Further information on the locomotives and the Railway can be found on our website or by phoning 01643 704996

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17th January, 2017
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