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Evening With Our President - Saunderton - Ruscombe - West Somerset Railway -

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Evening With Our President

Evening With Our President - Thursday 21 January

Celebrating his 80th birthday, Sir William covered a variety of subjects, from his travels around the UK with his private saloons, his museum collection, his involvement with the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch railway and his ownerrship of "Flying Scotsman". At the break we took the opportunity to congratulate MDRS member Doug Hill who was also celebrating his 80th birthday.

(Tim Speechley)

Evening With Our President - Thursday 21 January

As a member of the UK Skills team, in 1953 Doug went to Spain to compete in a World Skills Apprentice Competition, and won a Silver medal for Cabinet making.We took the opportunity to photograph Dough with Sir William. Doug is wearing the official blaze from his 1953 visit, which still fits

(Peter Robins)

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Ruscombe

Ruscombe - Monday 29 February

59.201 with a train of empties bound for Whatley Quarry.

(Tim Speechley)

Ruscombe - Monday 29 February

66.114 with an up Freightliner.

(Tim Speechley)

Ruscombe - Monday 29 February

66.725 "Sunderland" with a Cricklewood to Appleford spoil train.

(Tim Speechley)

Ruscombe - Monday 29 February

Turbo units in old and new liveries.

(Tim Speechley)

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Saunderton

Saunderton - Monday 29 February

56.303 heads down Saunderton Bank with a Calvert to Willisden empties.

(Tim Speechley)

Saunderton - Monday 29 February

66.035 climbs Saunderton Bank with a Didcot to Bicester freight.

(Tim Speechley)

Saunderton - Monday 29 February

66.114 at Saunderton with a Wembley to Calvert spoil train.

(Tim Speechley)

Saunderton - Friday 04 March

66.541 at West Wycombe with 657K Oxford Banbury Road Sidings to Acton.

(Tim Speechley)

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West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala

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West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Saturday 05th March

80043 (80072) climbing the bank into Washford with the 12:10 Williton to Minehead train.

(Tim Edmonds)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Tuesday 08th March

9F 92214 is about to depart from Minehead on a Steam Engineman course.

(Tim Edmonds)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Wednesday 09th March

53809 on the 11:55 Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, meets 53808 on the 12:35 Minehead to Bishops Lydeard at Blue Anchor.

(Tim Edmonds)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Thursday 10th March

9F 92214 near Blue Anchor, running nearly an hour late, on the 13:25 ex Minehead. This was supposed to be a non stop run, but had to wait at Blue Anchor to pass the 8F.

(John Tuck)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Thursday 10th March

8F 48624 Departing Blue Anchor on the 12:15 ex Norton Fitzwarren, havinjg just passed 9F 92214.

(John Tuck)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Thursday 10th March

4F 44422 on a mixed freight, just arriving at Blue Anchor from Minehead.

(John Tuck)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Friday 11th March

48624 standing at Williton with the 13:45 Minehead to Bishops Lydeard train.

(Mike Walker)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Friday 11th March

8F 48624 about to depart Templecombe (Bishops Lydeard), with the 10:45 to Bournemouth West (Minehead).

(Gordon Rippington)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Friday 11th March

Newly resident at the WSR, m44422 and 34070 "Manston" visiting from Swanage, climb past Castle Hill with the 11:55 Minehead to Bishops Lydeard train.

(Mike Walker)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Friday 11th March

53808 approaching the bridge at Woolston with the 14:45 Minehead to Bishops Lydeard train.

(Mike Walker)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Saturday 12th March

A typical pairing of 4F 44422 a long time resident of the S&D with West Country 34070 Manston pass Woolston crossing with the 12:45 to Bishops Lydeard.

(Gordon Rippington)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Saturday 12th March

Working together for the first time in many years, if ever, SDJR 7F's 53808 and 53809 lift the 10:45 Bishops Lydeard to Minehead train past Nornvis Bridge.

(Mike Walker)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Saturday 12th March

9F 92214 hurries the 15:45 to Bishops Lydeard with the "Pines Express", seen passing Castle Hill.

(Gordon Rippington)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Saturday 12th March

34098 "Templecombe" (34053) approaches Williton with the 13:50 from Norton Fitzwarren to Minehead running around 7 minutes late. Note the newley extended loop.

(Mike Walker)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Saturday 12th March

West Country 34098 Templecombe (34053 Sir Keith Park) leaves Minehead with the 17:45 to Bishops Lydeard.

(Gordon Rippington)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Saturday 12th March

9F 92214 catches the full glint of the afternoon sun as it attacks the climb past Castle Hill with the 15:45 from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard.

(Mike Walker)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Sunday 13th March

Barclay 1219 "Caledonia Works" beautifully brestored by WSR apprentice Ryan Pope shunting at Midford (Washford).

(Tim Edmonds)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Suunday 13th March

This monochrome shot of Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway 7F 53808 could well be from the 1950 - 1960 era, is taken climbing towards Woolston Crossing with the 13:45 from Minehead

(Gordon Rippington)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Sunday 13th March

44422 shunting at Dunster.

(Tim Edmonds)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Sunday 13th March

9F 92214 rounding the reverse curve approaching Leigh Bridge.

(Mike Walker)

West Somerset Railway - Somerset & Dorset Gala - Sunday 13th March

At the end of the Spring Gala, 44422 sits in the siding at Minehead with a goods, as 53809 prepare to assist 48624 on the 16:45 departure to Bishops Lydeard.

(Tim Edmonds)
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